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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Distractions have a bad name in the world of business, communications and writing.
Don't get distracted, you're told from schooldays onwards. Focus on your work.
Fair enough, and true enough, most of the time, anyway.
But here's a word in praise of distractions, because they can really help your productivity.
I was doing some communications work this week with a senior bod, and we decided to do it at her house.
Because you know what it's like if you try to get some peace in the office - continual knocks at the door,... Read more
I consider myself fortunate in life, a view that many others seem to share, and are often keen to say so -
You're lucky they tell me. Giving that talk, or travelling there, to do that writing event, or news story, or meeting all those interesting people, with that teaching.
I would never disagree. But it's not quite as simple as being lucky.
There's plenty of grit that goes with the glamour.
This week, I was privileged to be invited to the Judge Business School in Cambridge, as part of a large audience who would assess the merits of the... Read more