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Simon Hall

Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall

If you need to make a smart, sharp and striking impact with your message, I can help.

I'm a lecturer and 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've worked in government departments, the finance industry, universities, with small and large businesses, and across the public sector in all areas of communications, including:

  • Public speaking
  • Media training
  • Creating a compelling image
  • Pitching for investment
  • Social media strategy
  • Speech writing
  • Branding
  • Websites
  • Videography and photography
  • Blog, articles and report writing

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 communications consultant for the University of Cambridge, a tutor in public relations, presentation, and media skills for the Cambridge Network, and a writer with eight novels published.

For all your communications needs, I'm here to help.

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Inspirational Environments

What is humanity’s greatest achievement?

It’s a question I sometimes ask when I’m teaching, to test thinking skills, historical awareness, and ability to argue a point.

I've heard quite a range of answers, but this week, working in Oxford, came one of the finest and most creative I’ve ever known.


This was the beautiful base for the week of the summer school, Saint Edmund Hall, one of the University's colleges.

I took sessions in teambuilding, public speaking and debating, and where better for that than the... Read more

Doing it for the Money (not)

You can be paid for your work, and you can be really paid for your work. 

What's he talking about now? you're probably asking, yet again. 

I've just returned from the Swanwick Writers' Summer School, with a heart full of memories, thoughts and smiles. 

I was teaching photography for writers this year, and also teaching about teaching.

That was a particularly important course for me, because I dedicated it to the two teachers who, many years ago, helped the young Hall away from a life spent languishing in the badlands, and instead towards... Read more