Simon Hall is a writer, journalist, teacher and trainer.
He has 25 years’ experience of the media, mostly as a News Correspondent with the BBC, working across television, radio and online. He also writes articles for newspapers and magazines.
Simon has trained prominent public figures in the art of dealing with the media, how to present a positive image, and the effective use of social media.
He also works with schools, colleges and universities, raising students’ aspirations, helping them to fulfil their potential and find jobs in journalism and other prestigious careers.Read more >< Hide
Simon teaches creative writing across Britain, and is credited by many former students with helping them to get published.
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 turns investigator and helps the police to solve them.
Simon has also written a range of short stories, a play, and even a pantomime.
Based in Cambridge, Simon works with the university, encouraging young people to apply, and teaches undergraduates about careers in the media.
He is also a consultant on the university’s communications work, writing important reports and presentations, news releases and social media posts, taking photos and making videos.
Some of the events Simon has been part of, and the places he’s visited, are featured in his videography.
Simon is a popular public speaker, talking about his books and broadcasting work, giving inspirational speeches on the secrets of success, and hosting 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.
I had an important event last week, and I have to confess I was nervous about it.
The assignment was teaching media skills to business leaders in Guernsey.
That was the view from my hotel; what a stunning place Guernsey is. If you get a chance, do go visit, it's lovely.
Anyway, back to the job, which ran for three days working with some very influential people.
I was nervous because it was the first time I had taught such an in depth, extensive session, and it was one which needed to be... Read more
In my BBC days, I often used to get asked - what's the secret of your success?
The questioners meant in breaking big news stories, getting access to remarkable events, and securing interviews with people who didn't usually talk to the media.
That made me think, and I came up with an answer which was so simple I couldn't help doubting it.
But, after looking at my colleagues' ways of working, and talking to the people who were kind enough to help me with stories, I realised it was right.
I've been in Cambridge for a year now, and the... Read more