Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall


If you're struggling to make an impact with your message, I can help.

I coach business executives, politicians, emergency services' leaders and senior civil servants in all areas of communications, including:

  • Public speaking
  • Media training
  • Creating a compelling image
  • Pitching for investment

I also help businesses, the public sector and charities with:

  • Social media strategy
  • Speech writing
  • Branding
  • Websites
  • Videography and photography
  • Report writing

My qualifications and experience:

I'm a coach at the world leading Judge Business School, part of the University of Cambridge, and a former BBC News Correspondent with 20 years' experience.

I teach all areas of communications for the Civil Service College, working with governments both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

I'm also a consultant in communications for the University of Cambridge, a tutor in public relations, presentation, and media skills for the Cambridge Network, and a writer with seven novels published.

For all your communications needs, I'm here to help.

Lastest Post

The Sweet Spot

It's a belief of mine that we all have a sweet spot; a precious place which optimises our creative flows.

For some, it's the great outdoors. Perhaps a walk along a river, through a forest, or on the coast.

Others have more individual, and indeed unusual, sweet spots. 

And here's mine - 

(Why did I get the feeling you'd already guessed what was coming?)

Yes, of course, it's a pub. In this case one of my favourites in Cambridge, the Champ of the Thames, complete with obligatory and delightful pub dog. 

But... Read more

Space, The Creative Frontier

Excuse the title, but I’ve always loved Star Trek.

Why? Much because of the remarkable imagination and talent that went into creating it.

Any show that can stand the test of time like Star Trek, and spawn so many offshoots, has to be worth admiring.

And, indeed, learning from.

What am I talking about now, you may well ask? (A familiar feeling for sufferers of my musings, I suspect.)

I’m talking about space. Not the vast unexplored universes that Kirk and company carouse through, but a more metaphorical space.

The space to be creative.

This... Read more