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.
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Something small, but potentially catastrophic (if you're of a certain melodramatic mindset) happened this week.
The arm of my glasses broke.
Is that it? I can hear you asking. What's the fool talking about now? But bear with me -
We've been together since the mid 1990s, as you can probably tell from the style (or lack thereof).
I don't wear them anywhere now, apart from at home, writing - understandably - but they are special to me.
They're the glasses that helped to write my first book, create my first talk about... Read more
You're always on dangerous ground when you use a superlative, so a little qualification first.
I'd probably argue that the greatest gift of all is life.
But given that - as you're reading this musing - life is something we share, a kind of base line delight and privilege, I'm talking about something extra.
And for me, that's imagination.
An example of how it can amuse, engage, entertain, and so much more -
I was riding back from a meeting in Cambridge this week, and saw a delightful view -
I tweeted about... Read more