Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall

Intro

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.

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.

You can also find him on Twitter and Instagram.

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.

Lastest Post

The Secret Weapon

Writing can be a lonely business. 

Not to mention demotivating, when - as sometimes happens - the words won't come, not to mention the ideas, energy or faith. 

However!

There is a secret weapon to splat the darkness of those doubts in a pure comic book instant kapow! moment. 

Festivals, fairs and gatherings! Like the wonderful Winchester Writers' Festival, from which I have just returned, a little jaded, but utterly uplifted.

What a weekend. A mere blog couldn't capture it - I'd need books, and neither of us, you nor I, have the... Read more

No Man Left Behind

This is a tough blog to write, because, to be frank, I’m not sure I’ve got the words to do the subject justice.

But I’ll give it a try, as it’s such an important issue.

We’ve all used the words touched, moved and humbled for remarkable experiences, but this week I got absolutely swept up, crashed down, and emotionally spun dried.

I went to an event called No Man Left Behind, which was about mental health amongst men.

As you no doubt know, there’s a big issue with this, with suicide rates – particularly among younger men – worryingly high,... Read more