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Oli Barrett: Getting connected

Oli Barrett: Getting connected

Oli Barrett advises Queen's Young Leaders on building networks turning ideas into action

Oli Barrett MBE brought speed-networking – a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts – to the UK.

He spoke at the 2015 June Residential in Cambridge about how to build an effective network, and how to turn ideas in action.

The co-founder of StartUp Britain, and Cospa, Oli says, "Having an effective network means that you attract opportunities and can make things happen."

The film on this page is specially addressed to the Queen's Young Leaders. In it, Oli gives his advice on networking – reaching out, getting connected and using social media.

Download the transcript for Oli Barrett's tips on getting connected