Bio of Speaker/Author Harry Hall

Harry Hall showcases his 25 years’ public speaking in every presentation. He fills each talk with great content, humor and enthusiasm. He has nearly two decades teaching public speaking at the University of Dallas and SMU, and he frequently judges high school speech contests throughout North Texas.

Also a long-time newspaper and magazine writer, he made a smooth transition in 2011 when he wrote his first book, Help! Everyone Is Staring at Me, which gives readers the skills necessary to overcome the number one fear in America, that of speaking in public.

Harry with family & dog.Needing to upgrade his writing skills, he took graduate courses in journalism at the University of North Texas. His subsequent project took 12 years, but the effort resulted in the historical nonfiction narrative, The Pedestriennes, America’s Forgotten Superstars. It chronicles the untold story of the professional female endurance walkers, whose on and off the track exploits dazzled America from 1876-1881. Pedestriennes has won a Mayborn, Independent Publisher (IPPY), and Writer's Digest Awards, and was listed by as "Greatest Running Books; Honorable Mentions Worth Reading."

He lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his wife Susie, their son Zane, and Zane’s new best friend, Scamp (Pooch) Hall.

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Writing Credits:

Contributing editor and columnist, Runner-Triathlete News 1990-present

Freelancer for the Dallas Morning News 2000-2008

Syndicated health/fitness columnist 1999-2004

Quoted in the Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Texas Monthly


Member, Irving Toastmasters 1986-present

Teaches public speaking University of Dallas, 1999-present

Frequent presenter at speaker and writer conferences

Professional Organizations:

Dallas Press Club

DFW Writers Workshop

Toastmasters International

Books written:

Help! Everyone is Staring at Me, which gives readers tips on overcoming the fear of public speaking

The Pedestriennes, America's Forgotten Superstars, the first book ever written about the pedestriennes, the late 19th century professional female endurance walkers.


Numerous speaking awards, Toastmasters International 

Texas Dietetic Association's Media Personality of the Year

Barbara J. Wilson Award for short works, DFW Writer's Workshop

Charter member, Mayborn Author's Guild manuscript for Pedestriennes

Independent Publishers Award (IPPY), Pedestriennes

Writer's Digest Honorable Mention for Pedestriennes, Pedestriennes Honorable Mention Best Running Books Worth Reading

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