It’s important to note that evangelizing be it the gospels or blockchain follows the same path. They both intend to win people over and it usually doesn’t matter where you do it, what matters is how. Read on to learn more about the task.
Convincing people about a blockchain technology and its advantage is synonymous to sharing your faith with a nonbeliever. If you’ve had related experience, you would know it can be difficult and intimidating. But then, if you are patient enough; it can be rewarding. You can win a friend or better still another crypto enthusiast for your project.
1. First thing to do is to: Pick an Appropriate Channel and Sometimes, Choose the Perfect Time. The most commonly used these days is the Twitter as you mostly control your thread of conversations unlike most live chats, except you are the Admin or you created the group. Pick a place where your message will be heard but avoid evangelizing around other specific crypto channels. This might be difficult and contentious. The time consideration on the other hand is to monitor when people are usually in the chat mood and available depending on the region you are addressing.
2. Another thing you may want to consider doing ahead of this is to: Prepare Your Message. You might want to talk about what motivates you about the technology, your favourite aspect of it, the team, milestones etc. You may also want to talk about the history, hurdles and achievements. But then, always have in mind that the tides of conversations might change. SO you may want to know a few things about everything and everything about some things.
3. Prepare Your Questions. Questions are probing are always important and of course depends on your audience. It will be wrong to ask a crypto researcher if he finds blockchain technology interesting or a crypto novice what he feels about blockchain coded in Java. Have the right question for each group and a well-articulated answer for each question.
4. Always be ready to refer. Not all conversations can be concluded on the spot. Twitter for example is basically designed for initiating and summarizing the basics of a point. It is important that some people find it difficult to summarize their views, share their opinions in public and some find it hard to accept the conviction in public even when they are interested. These set of people will be more than willing to be referred to perhaps a Telegram, Discord, Slack channel to gain more knowledge. Endeavour to have this in place.
Planning to do it and actually doing it are two different things. Now that we have gotten the basics out of the way, let’s talk about how to achieve our objectives. How do you start the plan and get the conversation going. Keep it in mind that some people may have been programmed to be against your project. As ridiculous as it sounds, this is real and it’s happening all the time.
· Don’t rush into topic expecting anyone would immediately trust you. It will take a while before anyone opens up to you.
· Lead with probing questions. By now, I believe you have a lot of that already. The most effective evangelistic tool that you can use is a survey. You can do this by asking four questions about an individual’s blockchain need, view and perception of other people’s view.
· You need to be patient enough to understand him/her. So, wait, read, listen and pay attention. The task isn’t just about waiting for an opportunity to attack or voice out your canned response. It needs to be a real conversation and exchange of ideas. Gauge their interest, and think twice before responding.
· Talk about your experience or share other people’s experience with other crypto/blockchain projects. Of course, if you have no experience, you probably won’t understand their situation enough to guide them through it.
· Talk about DYOR and its importance. You can even provide them with some website links for a head start.
· Lay out the ABCs of crypto investment, what to look for and how to avoid the scams.
YOU ARE ALMOST THERE
Now that you have been able to convince them a little, how do they walk the path you’ve preached?
· Provide them with the links on how to learn more about your project and social links.
· Don’t dump all the information on them at once, endeavor to lay out a plan.
· Schedule another conversation depending on your view of their need.
· Recommend organizing or attending a meet-up in the area.
· Always think of ways to do more.
“Ardor is doing some pretty important work thinking about new ways to structure blockchain infrastructure and security. If done correctly, the end result could be a solution that any business could implement without needing extensive technical expertise or ongoing maintenance”, says Bennett Garner, Coin Central.
“Nxt is an amazing and ambitious project. I’m truly excited to see Ardor in operation”, says Coinist.
“Ardor operates on a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) model, supporting many use cases out of the box and makes it easy for anyone to get into the blockchain space, while also allowing developers to build their own solutions on top of it”, says TROND VIDAR BJORØY, Head of Product development and Implementation- ATPI Nordics.
“Ardor is also a platform well suited for running ICOs — anyone is able to create a new currency and issue an ICO in a few minutes, making it a more accessible alternative to Ethereum”, says TROND VIDAR BJORØY, Head of Product development and Implementation- ATPI Nordics.
“Ardor is a major blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that helps companies to share digital currency with ease”, says Bitcoin Exchange Guide.
“Jelurida is not just another blockchain service provider. It has developed a customizable blockchain infrastructure that is ready for customer use”, says Cryptovest.
“Ardor solves the blockchain bloat issue with its prunable child chain infrastructure, which side chains do not solve”, says Fintech.finance.
“Ardor is the “WordPress of blockchain”, it was designed with simplicity, as such, offers a stress-free interface to users without the need for coding”, says Yusuf Olayode; Oracletimes.com.