‘Let’s Talk About’ is our series of videos offering practical digital skills advice to help you grow.
Oli Barrett, described by Wired magazine as "the most connected man in Britain", shares his advice on how you can grow your career and business by building a strong and effective network.
Oli Barrett is a serial founder who enjoys making useful connections between people and ideas. He created numerous ventures such as Tenner, the UK’s largest schools enterprise challenge, TOTS (Turn on the Subtitles), he co-founded Volunteer It Yourself, StartUp Britain, The Rainmakers, and many more.
Ask people what keeps them busy
Introduce yourself with multiple hooks
Talk about the future
Show enthusiasm and make it personal
Keep it snappy
Don’t give up
Keep in touch with people
In 2012, mother and son, Sanjay & Shashi Aggarwal, launched Spice Kitchen, a family-owned artisanal spice and tea company. They quickly learned that digital skills were crucial to launching a successful business. Lucky for us, they offered to share some tips on how to launch a business online.