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 is a coach in business and communication skills at the Judge Business School, part of the University of Cambridge.
He 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 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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When I was thinking about changing careers, I was given one piece of excellent and indispensable advice.
It's something I've handed on to a few other people since, it always seems to work, and so is probably time I wrote about.
For me, the time was 18 months ago, and it was a very big move.
I was contemplating leaving the security, renown and prestige of the BBC, to test myself as a teacher and trainer here in Cambridge.
I'm very glad I did, as the move was a renaissance for me, allowing me to learn new skills and do... Read more
There's one big, tempting, sabre toothed trap that people can fall into when teaching.
I've seen a fair few examples of it in my years at conferences, schools, and universities, watching others do their thing.
It's kind of understandable, but that doesn't make it any more forgiveable. And it's this -
Confusing teaching with speeching.
I was privileged to speak at two fantastic events this week, which both went really well.
The inaugural Cambridge Social Media Day, above, was fortunate to see none of it.
And another, which did see a little, and I... Read more