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

Off the Shelf... and Into the Bin

There's a big, smiling, alluring, come hither temptation when you're asked to give a talk, lecture, or teaching session...

It's understandable. We're all busy. There are plenty of other demands on our time.

So we're very tempted to find the notes on that session we did before, and regurgitate it.

FATAL. 

Why? 

Because yes, sure, it will probably be adequate.

It'll fill the space, tick the box, get a polite round of dutiful applause at the end.

Score you as average/ok/fine on the feedback forms.

But do you really think that's enough?

Sufficient to impress the people in the audience... Read more

Winks of Fate

Life can sometimes drop you a hint to let you know that you're on the right track. 

And - happily enough, in my experience - often at moments when you need it.

I know that's a big, bold thing to say, touching on religion, and philosophy, but hear me out -

One such moment happened to me this week, and, looking back, they've come visiting quite a few times before. 

I was out for a run along the River Cam, and reached a point where I would normally turn back. 

But this Christmas,... Read more