Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall

Intro

Simon Hall is a communications consultant, journalist, writer, teacher and trainer.

He is a coach and mentor in business, presentation and communication skills at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Simon has 25 years’ experience of the media, mostly as a News Correspondent with the BBC, working across television, radio and online.

He has trained prominent public figures in the art of dealing with the media, how to present a positive image, public speaking, and the effective use of social media.

He also works with schools and colleges, raising students’ aspirations and helping them find jobs in journalism and other prestigious careers.

As well at his teaching and mentoring work, Simon is a novelist.

Seven books have been published in his TV Detective series.

The stories follow a television reporter who covers crimes, but gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them.

Based in Cambridge, Simon is a consultant on the University’s communications work, writing reports and presentations, news releases and social media posts, taking photos and making videos.

He also works with the University, encouraging young people to apply, and teaches undergraduates about careers in the media.

Some of the events Simon has been part of are featured in his videography.

You can also find him on Twitter and Instagram.

Simon is a popular public speaker, talking about his books, broadcasting and communications work, and chairing discussions and chat shows.

You can get in touch with him via the contact page of the site.

Simon Hall welcomes you to his website.

Lastest Post

Getting in Early

If little things please little minds, I don't want to think about the dimensions of my brain. 

Because something very small happened this week, but it brought me a great deal of pleasure. 

This is it - 

Two people, in a lecture theatre, writing away... well, I did tell you it was a little thing. 

But the reason I was happy is that they were practicing a trick I think is both brilliant and invaluable. 

To explain, I'll step back a few hours from when this photo was taken. 

I was lecturing at... Read more

Bridging the Divide

I was at a careers fair last week, which unwittingly presented an important but often overlooked lesson in the art of getting your message across. 

The hall was full of tables for all the various businesses and contributors, and this was the view from mine - 

It was a double barricade from the students who were our audience. Not just a table in front of me, but a couple of signs as well. 

Some of the other exhibitors were sitting behind their desks, and - perhaps not surprisingly - getting little in the... Read more