Simon Hall Communications

Simon Hall Communications

Communications support in all areas, including - - Branding, reports, pitches, presentations and speech writing ~ Conventional and social media ~ Websites ~ Photography and videography ~ Public speaking

Address: Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

Simon Hall is a communications consultant, journalist and author. 

He was a broadcaster for twenty five years, mostly as a BBC Television, Radio and Online News Correspondent, covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen.

Simon now works as a communications consultant for the University of Cambridge, and a range of businesses. He helps with strategy, branding, reports, pitches, presentations and speech writing, along with enhancing organisations' media profiles, both conventional and social.

He also works with senior politicians and civil servants in preparing, polishing and presenting their messages.

His books - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published.

Simon has also contributed articles and short stories to a range of newspapers and magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime.

He is a tutor in media skills and creative writing, teaching at popular Writers’ Summer Schools such as Swanwick and Winchester, for the National Association of Writers’ Groups, at universities including Cambridge and Exeter, on cruise ships and overseas.

Simon has also become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter, including the now notorious story of What to do when you really need a dead otter.

He is married to Jess, Director of Libraries at the University of Cambridge, and has an adopted daughter, Niamh. 

Simon lectures on careers in the media at Cambridge University, and is an aspiration champion in schools and colleges, often working with the Speakers for Schools charity.

Amongst his proudest achievements, he includes the number of young people he has helped into leading universities and jobs in broadcasting, and aspiring writers into publication.

Getting in early

If you want to make a good impression, whether it's at a meeting, an interview, or for a presentation, there's no substitute for getting in early. So writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall...

17 February 2019Read in full

Bridging the divide

There's a simple trick to help you get your message across in a talk, lecture or presentation, writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall, but it's one which is all too often forgotten...

10 February 2019Read in full

clown doll

The right words

Finding the right words for any given situation can be a struggle, writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall. But it's worth the effort... or you might just get cursed with something terrible...

3 February 2019Read in full

Just another article... or the triumph of a thrilling title

Want to drum up some interest in that talk you're giving, or your new product, or service? Put some hard work into a striking title, advises Communications Consultant Simon Hall (but don't stoop to the lows of Do Woodpeckers get Headaches?)

26 January 2019Read in full

A forbidden word

There's a word you often see used in job applications, biographies, social media profiles, and just about anywhere people try to cast themselves in a positive light. But if you really want to make a good impression, it should be annihilated, exterminated, and buried without trace. What is the word, and why is it so objectionable? Communications Consultant Simon Hall explains...

19 January 2019Read in full

Simon with students

Off the shelf... and into the bin

When you're asked to give a talk, isn't it just so tempting to reach for an off the shelf version you've given many times before? But that's not a good idea, cautions Communications Consultant Simon Hall...

14 January 2019Read in full

Winks of fate

Find yourself unsure of a decision or direction in life? Keep an eye out for winks of fate, writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall, and they might just help you towards the right path.

6 January 2019Read in full

A legacy resolution

Are you struggling for a worthwhile New Year's resolution? The best ones don't need much thought. They just feel right. So writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall.

29 December 2018Read in full

Superpowers and secret weaknesses

Knowing yourself means being able to look after your customers better, and these two simple questions can help, writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall.

22 December 2018Read in full

The commerce of character

Are you operating in a crowded market, and struggling to find a distinctive appeal? There's an inexpensive and straightforward, yet powerful way to give yourself an advantage on your competitors, writes Communications Consultant Simon Hall...

15 December 2018Read in full

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