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

Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.thetvdetective.com
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.

Inspiration and intent

Everyone has their fears in life - from public speaking to the legendary impostor syndrome - and they can really hold back our careers. So, how best to get over them? Here, Communications Consultant Simon Hall reveals one of his own biggest fears, and the way he's decided to deal with it.

27 October 2018Read in full

Place, productivity and pleasure

How important can your surroundings be in producing your best work? Very, says Cambridge based Communications Consultant, Simon Hall, who adds a tip to help you perform at your peak.

20 October 2018Read in full

Distractions can make you more productive

Can the occasional distraction be good for your productivity and creativity? Cambridge based Communications Consultant Simon Hall thinks so, based on his experiences...

13 October 2018Read in full

Glamour and grit

Do you want to stage a successful event that really shines with glamour? You'll need plenty of an often unheralded, but very important ingredient which is pure grit, writes Cambridge based Communications Consultant, author, and former BBC News Correspondent Simon Hall...

5 October 2018Read in full

people working at tables with a tablet screen in the foreground

A test of good teaching

How can you make sure a presentation doesn't feel like the slog of a lesson from schooldays, but instead informs, educates, and - importantly - entertains? Communications Consultant Simon Hall held a breakfast networking session on Mastering the Media for the Cambridge Network last week, and here brings his thoughts on how to make such sessions sing...

1 October 2018Read in full

How to hit peak performance when it matters most

How do you get yourself in just the right state of mind and body for an important event? Former BBC News Correspondent, and now Cambridge based Communications Consultant, Simon Hall, shares a simple but powerful trick.

23 September 2018Read in full

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The secret of true communication

What's the best way to communicate in business? Author, former BBC News Correspondent, and now Cambridge based Communications Consultant Simon Hall reveals the simple secret that he's found to be a sure-fire winner.

16 September 2018Read in full

A Beautiful Bike

The karma of business, based on a haircut and a floral basket

Is the hard nosed, cold eyed world of business aloof from the concept of karma, or is there a real return to be had in helping others?

12 September 2018Read in full

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