Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall

Intro

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 Big Shift

One thing has really surprised me since I left the BBC.

It's the number of friends and former colleagues who... Read more

The Beautiful Balance

There's a beautiful balancing trick which makes any talk, lecture, or public speaking performance work well.

It's something I think hard about when planning an event, and then analyse afterwards, to see if it was about right.

This week, I was lecturing in Social Media to some of the excellent entrepreneurs at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Given the importance of images online, part of the lecture was about how to take pictures. 

I could have just waffled on about the rule of thirds, the use of foregrounds, backgrounds, and angles, but it's a... Read more