Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall


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.

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Return on Investment

One of my goals on moving to Cambridge was to get to know more about business. 

I've spent most of my life in the public sector, so, in my way of trying to never stop growing, wanted to learn about the private sector world. 

It's been a pleasure doing so - and my respect for business people has only increased, with the extraordinary hard work they put in and the risks they take to follow their dreams.

But there is one big collision between my private and public sector self. Which is this - 

There's a phrase in the world... Read more

The Finest of First Impressions

I'm going to do something dangerous, and possibly ill-advised here, and enter the debate on dress codes. 

Yes, before you say it, I know I'm hardly one to have much of an opinion on clothing, or fashion, but...

Last week, I gave a Secrets of Success aspiration talk at the excellent Harington School in Rutland. 

You always know what kind of a school you're visiting - well run, with high standards, or sadly otherwise - within the first few minutes.

If everything is organised, you're expected, there's someone waiting for you, your presentation is loaded up and ready to run,... Read more