NewThe Secrets of 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. 

  


Key features:

  • Making the best use of your time and thriving under pressure, featuring lessons from one of the most pressured professions, journalism.
  • The secrets of how successful people get on in life.
  • The power of words in persuading others of the strength of your argument.
  • The importance of preparation in maximising your chances of success.
  • Tips from the writing world about how to understand people, and ways to use that to your advantage.
  • The advantages of defining and visualising clear goals.
  • How lateral thinking can make the impossible possible.
  • The importance of persistence, with a tour through the way some very well known people dealt with rejection.
  • Finally, we reveal the single simple golden secret to success

Designed for:

This course is targeted at anyone, at any level, who wants to fulfil their potential in whatever their chosen field. 


Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the workshop delegates will be better able to:

  • Explore success in a range of different fields, from sport to warfare, and the arts to the sciences.
  • Understand the common themes that emerge, and the practical lessons of how they can be applied to their own working lives. 

Summary

Duration

10:00 - 17:00

Price

Price on request

Location

Available to be delivered In-House

Dates

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Lead Trainer

Simon Hall

Simon Hall

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.

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Simon Hall

Simon Hall

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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