The Blog

I find writing leads to clarity. Heres a place I’ve been getting my thoughts down since 2009. 

I met Conrad Humphreys today

By Alastair Banks | Jun 30, 2016

Conrad Humphreys is a round the world sailor from Exmouth. At 26 he became the youngest winner of the BT Global Challenge. He gave an inspiring talk on team work today at Exeter Uni, an event I also spoke at. Enjoy.

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P*** Poor Presentations

By Alastair Banks | Jun 29, 2016

I do a lot of presentations these days. Here are a few tips…  

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An Insight Into My Day

By Alastair Banks | Jun 28, 2016

A number of people ask about my days, the sort of things I get up to etc…Today I took my camera around with me to give you an insight into just that. Enjoy.

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The Importance of Content Marketing

By Alastair Banks | Jun 27, 2016

I met the Head of Digital at the Met Office today and we talked about Content Marketing. This Vlog explains:

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A Millennial

Interview with a Millennial

By Alastair Banks | May 10, 2016

The Millennial generation is getting serious. They are serious employees in serious positions of responsibility and serious buyers of our products and services now. At Optix Solutions I’ve been lucky enough to employ a number of this generation and I tell you what, they are different breed. If you don’t recognise the nuances of this generation and…

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So I started a YouTube Channel!

By Alastair Banks | Feb 6, 2016

My first four YouTube Videos are live and I’m loving the feedback I’ve had already – its quite humbling and suggests that its certainly worth persisting with. To bring you upto speed you can check out my channel here: For ease though, here are the first four videos – please forward on to students with…

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Just Do It

By Alastair Banks | Jan 29, 2016

So today I embarked on my first trip into YouTubing. I created my first video called ‘Just Do It’, aptly named because I wanted to just get something up there, learn from it and improve. I’ll let the video do the talking. If you like it and you want more, please subscribe and share.  

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Eight things that changed my life in 2015

By Alastair Banks | Jan 3, 2016

Yes folks, its that time of year again. The round up post you’ve all been waiting for 😉 Don’t forget that if you’re interested in my posts from the last few years, you can find them here: ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13,’14 2015 – Its been a big one! Featured here are my first child,…

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Thought Leadership

How to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader Using Social Media

By Alastair Banks | Nov 10, 2015

Social media used to be optional and strictly personal.  It used to even show generational preference and was something that adolescents and young adults messed around with.  Radical changes have made social media a vital factor for businesses and professionals looking to succeed.   New vocabulary has also come along with this new use of…

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