Skills to Success
Who wouldn’t want to know the secrets of success?
Whether it’s the art of winning an argument, the subtleties of effective communication, the key to understanding people, the need for prioritisation, the simple genius of lateral thinking, the often overlooked requirement for good preparation, or the importance of persistence, all can be powerful allies in your battle to get ahead in life.
Former BBC News Correspondent and author Simon Hall takes you through the insights he’s learnt in his career, from both his own experiences and those of the famous and successful people he’s met.
Skills to Success is an online course within our Professional Development Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.
This course is targeted at anyone, at any level, who wants to fulfil their potential in whatever their chosen field.
10:00 - 16:00
£495 + VAT
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Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience. Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online.Read Bio
Simon Hall is a journalist with 25 years’ experience of covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen.
Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in local government, politics, policing, legal, and home affairs reporting, working for television, radio and online.
He also writes freelance articles for magazines and newspapers.
Simon has covered stories ranging from terrorist attacks to floods, fatal fires, serious crime, shipwrecks, cyber-attacks, the impact of austerity, and systemic organisational failures.
In recent years, he has also worked with council leaders, chief constables, chief executives, politicians, senior business people and chief fire officers to help with their handling of the media.
As well as being a journalist, Simon is an author, teacher and public speaker.
His novels - 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 short stories to a range of magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime.
Alongside his novels and stories, Simon is a tutor in creative writing, teaching at popular writers’ schools, on cruise ships and overseas.
Simon has 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.
Simon lectures at Cambridge and Exeter Universities on careers in the media, as well as giving talks about the industry at schools and colleges across Britain under the auspices of the Speakers for Schools charity.
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