The health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 virus, has disrupted both personal and professional life. Numerous events related to cryptos and blockchain have been postponed or shelved. While this was understandable during the start of the virus spread, it is time that the crypto industry came up with innovative options – at least for events scheduled for a few months ahead.
Glitzkoin CEO Navneet Goenka voices his opinion, ‘… it is time that crypto space started communicating, technology is ready for that. Crypto stalwarts and event organizers, can open dialog through virtual conferencing. All we see is paid Bitcoin campaigns, little more than guesses and fairy tales. We have seen that even Bitcoin has not been able to withstand a crisis. It is time to give projects a chance to present their story, their vision and talk about how far their projects have progressed’.
The Glitzkoin tech and digital content teams, have put together some useful information related to Virtual Meetings. These are basic suggestions which can be developed and improved based on a specific use. The underlying idea is that, crypto world participants should have a platform to communicate and interact.
Tips for a Successful Virtual Meeting
The utility of virtual meetings was never doubted but, in conditions like those brought about by the global spread of the coronavirus – virtual meetings could be the only option to keep business running. The crypto industry is configured, to allow almost 80% (or more) of the work to be handled through remote.
Tip 1. Preparation Is The Key
A virtual meeting requires significant up front preparation. The first thing to do would be to define the audience and decide, on the information that would be shared, discussed and debated. The right form in which the material will be distributed and shared should be finalized – spreadsheets, slideshows, videos etc.
Tip 2 Test the software and provide info
Numerous applications that support video conferencing exist, some are even available at no cost. The application chosen should be such that participants to the conference, should be able to connect easily and with a minimum need for secondary devices.
Login details and other connection procedures should be shared at least a day in advance. While providing a tech support number to participants might be a good idea, crypto participants would very likely not need much support.
Request participants to login at least 15 minutes in advance, this would allow them to test the connection and tune up their hardware.
Tip 3 Focus on one topic at a time
Plan for approximately 30 minute segments, this would allow participants to focus more and also provide time for short breaks. Software options to mute the microphone of participants, could ensure that multiple people talking at the same time, do not disrupt concentration.
Tip 4 Be mindful
Just remind all participants that, the meeting though virtual is like any other meeting. Participants should be aware that their microphones can pick up sounds, which would then be heard by all participants. There could be a time lag as ideas are exchanged, this would depend on the quality of the internet being used by the meeting organizer and participants. This might make it necessary for questions to be asked and answered given at a (slightly) slow pace.
Tip 5 Keep The Audience Engaged
A good way to start a virtual conference or meeting, would be to have each participant introduce herself/himself. Questions and notes related to the meeting (if any) are better distributed, at least an hour before the start of the meeting. While it may not be possible at all times, questions are best directed to a specified participant. If general questions are to be tossed to all participants, request that participants give their opinion one at a time.
The trend to hold virtual conferences and events, should continue well beyond the COVID-19 health crisis. It is something that will increase participation and widen the reach of crypto knowledge. With expensive overheads like flying and hotel booking being eliminated, events will pull in a larger audience.
GLITZKOIN: Glitzkoin is developed on the Stellar blockchain. The project includes the multifaceted GTN token that currently trades actively on 3 crypto exchanges (Cointiger, Stellarport and Dobitrade). Glitzkoin makes a direct connect to the multibillion dollar diamond industry. The project is promoted by second generation diamond veteran Navneet Goenka, it aims to improve productivity and market scope for the glittering industry. A comprehensive diamond trading platform (DiaEx) is part of the project, it supports both B2B and B2C trade in diamonds. As mentioned above GTN is traded by crypto traders on three exchanges, it is also designated as the mode of payment on DiaEx.