Building an effective network with Oli Barrett

‘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.

What you'll learn

What you'll learn

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

Establish trust

Keep it snappy

Don’t give up

Keep in touch with people