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We’ ve put together a growing collection of our best free resources, including graphic facilitation whiteboard animations, how-to videos, showreels, infographs, blog content and TONS of bonus downloadables!
Watch Simon’s visual storytelling workshops

Posted 03.03.2021

Watch Simon’s Visual Storytelling Workshops

Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. It’s a natural part of being human, So, ask yourself: Have you ever wished you could tell better stories? Have you ever…

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How to Let Your Ideas Thrive and Grow

Posted 03.03.2021

Simon Banks How to Let Your Ideas Thrive and Grow

How do you make your great ideas thrive and grow? Have you ever had an idea but when you suggested your initial thoughts, people smiled or smirked or it was ignored or maybe quickly…

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Simon Banks at Vivid Festival 2021

Posted 26.08.2019

Simon Banks at Vivid Festival 2019

At the 2019 Vivid Festival, Simon joined a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as they explored how to master the keys to being your own boss. Whilst it’s never been easier to start a…

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Posted 12.07.2019

Simon Banks Book Launch

On the 18th March 2018 at Berkelouw Books in the heart of Paddington, I ever so proudly launched A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your organisation.…

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Posted 18.12.2018

Simon Banks: Watch my Showreel

Watch Simon Banks Speaker showreel for a glimpse into Simon’s work on stage. Get a feel for his unique presentation style and see how he engages a room of people through his great…

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The importance of curiosity and asking human centred questions

Posted 03.03.2021

The Importance of Curiosity and Asking Human Centred Questions

Do you ever remember the saying “Curiosity killed the cat?” I don’t believe that curiosity ever killed the cat. I think curiosity made it a pretty amazing feline. And…

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How to be more creative at work

Posted 03.03.2021

Simon Banks Keynote Speaker: Your Creativity and Curiosity is your Super Power

Imagine, if you could choose any super power, what would it be? Flying, X-ray vision, super strength, breathe under water? It would be great hey? Here’s the thing….we all have…

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Simon Banks Three ways to be more productive when working from home

Posted 03.03.2021

Three Ways to Be More Productive When Working at Home

I previously explored some of the bad habits to avoid when working from home including spending the day in your pyjamas. Once you deal with those bad habits, there are some key things…

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How to avoid bad habits when working from home

Posted 03.03.2021

Simon Banks How to Avoid Bad Habits When Working From Home

In 2020, many of us had some first hand experience in the realities of working from home. And look, at first, it can seem so exciting! “Yay, I’m working from home! We’re…

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Simon Banks Talks Music and Creativity

Posted 23.08.2021

Simon Discusses the Influence of Music on His Life and Creativity

In this film, Simon talks with The Fan Files about the influence music has had on his creativity, productivity and life.

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How to Thrive with Innovative and Creative Ideas (Interview with Simon Banks)

Posted 21.04.2021

How to Thrive with Innovative and Creative Ideas (Interview with Simon Banks)

In 2020, in the midst of the Covid, I chatted with Ticker TV on the importance of being curious and reimagining what’s possible.

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How to Practice Dynamic Leadership (Interview with Simon Banks)

Posted 21.04.2021

How to Practice Dynamic Leadership (Interview with Simon Banks)

This was cool. I was asked to speak with my old University on all things leadership, fostering innovation and finding inspiration.

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Simon Banks Talks Music and Creativity

Posted 23.08.2021

Simon Discusses the Influence of Music on His Life and Creativity

In this film, Simon talks with The Fan Files about the influence music has had on his creativity, productivity and life.

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How to Thrive with Innovative and Creative Ideas (Interview with Simon Banks)

Posted 21.04.2021

How to Thrive with Innovative and Creative Ideas (Interview with Simon Banks)

In 2020, in the midst of the Covid, I chatted with Ticker TV on the importance of being curious and reimagining what’s possible.

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How to Practice Dynamic Leadership (Interview with Simon Banks)

Posted 21.04.2021

How to Practice Dynamic Leadership (Interview with Simon Banks)

This was cool. I was asked to speak with my old University on all things leadership, fostering innovation and finding inspiration.

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Watch Simon’s visual storytelling workshops

Posted 03.03.2021

Watch Simon’s Visual Storytelling Workshops

Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. It’s a natural part of being human, So, ask yourself: Have you ever wished you could tell better stories? Have you ever…

Read More
Simon Banks Three ways to be more productive when working from home

Posted 03.03.2021

Three Ways to Be More Productive When Working at Home

I previously explored some of the bad habits to avoid when working from home including spending the day in your pyjamas. Once you deal with those bad habits, there are some key things…

Read More
The importance of curiosity and asking human centred questions

Posted 03.03.2021

The Importance of Curiosity and Asking Human Centred Questions

Do you ever remember the saying “Curiosity killed the cat?” I don’t believe that curiosity ever killed the cat. I think curiosity made it a pretty amazing feline. And…

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How to draw people’s faces

Posted 30.11.2020

Graphic Facilitation Lesson – How to Draw Faces and Emotion

Would you like to be able to learn how to draw faces in a simple, easy way that works every time? If so, read on! In a previous episode, I spoke about the importance of being able to…

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How to Draw People

Posted 13.11.2020

Graphic Facilitation Lesson – How to Draw People

Being able to draw people is at the heart of great visual storytelling, visual communication and any type of graphic facilitation when you are working live with a group. The key reason?…

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Posted 23.03.2017

Simon Banks: Learn Graphic Facilitation and Visual Communication Episode 5

Congratulations! You are now well on your way to becoming a master Graphic Recorder, Visual Communicator and all round Drawing Champion. If you have worked through episode 1-4, you have…

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Visual Communication Episode 3

Posted 16.03.2017

Simon Banks: Learn Graphic Facilitation and Visual Communication Episode 4

In Learn Graphic Facilitation Episode 1, you told your Ogre to take a holiday. Who needs that negative voice? In Learn Graphic Facilitation Episode 2, you got our drawing warmed up…

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Visual Communication Episode 3

Posted 02.03.2017

Simon Banks: Learn Visual Communication and Graphic Facilitation Episode 3

Artists see the things that they want to draw in shapes. Once you master this, you can literally learn to draw and scale-out anything and become a kick-ass graphic facilitator and visual…

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Posted 23.02.2017

Simon Banks: Learn Visual Communication Episode 2

Now that you have dealt with your Ogre in Visual Communication Episode 1, you are ready to leap into learning to draw and develop your skills with Visual Communication and Graphic Facilitation.…

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Simon Banks Innovation Framework

Posted 10.07.2020

A seven step Innovation Framework – but not as you know it

People and organisations are complex, living entities. They can’t just be stuffed into a set of steps and made to perform like a well trained seal. So if you’re looking for…

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We are all born creative Simon Banks

Posted 01.11.2019

We Are All Born Creative…

There is a creative person in all of us, just waiting to GET OUT! Once we shift the story, we tell ourselves about our creativity. The problem starts…

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Posted 23.08.2019

5 Essential skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century

What are the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century? It’s the human-centred skills that we all have (and machines don’t)

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Posted 07.06.2019

Perfection and Why it Has No Place in Innovation

Being prepared to share a half baked idea (you know it’s not perfect but it could be part of the solution) that you want others to build on is at the heart of a culture of innovation.…

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Posted 16.07.2018

So then I had an Innovation Book Launch – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

I have a friend who is an author who said that his book launch was one of the best nights of his life. “How could this be?” I mused? The best night of your life? Surely it can’t be that…

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Simon-Banks-Innovation-Book

Posted 26.04.2018

So then I wrote an Innovation Book – A Thousand Little Lightbulbs

I recently published my first book, specifically, an Innovation Book called ‘A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation.’
Rather than tell you all about…

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