Host an XYO Meetup: From Venue Tips to Finding Your Audience!
Has this happened to you?
You’re with a friend or family member and you’re extremely amped about XYO. So you start talking a mile a minute, spitting out thoughts and explanations to paint a picture that can (hopefully) help your companion understand why you’re so mega-hyped about our network.
You finally finish talking. You take deep breath. You’re pretty sure you’ve done a solid job explaining blockchain, bridges and bound witnesses, and maybe even a little bit about how Mr. Bigglesworth is mining crypto — and loving it.
But after a few seconds of silence, you’re rewarded not with a “HECK, YEAH!” fist pump, but with a confused expression. And that confused expression is followed by an annoying little sound that can be loosely translated into “I have no idea what the heck you’re talking about”.
Now, imagine if you could hold the rapt attention of a group of people as you carefully and methodically explain XYO Network. Or maybe you just want to hang out with people who already know and love XYO — A meeting of the XYO minds, so to speak.
What we’re describing, friends, is an XYO meetup. And an XYO meetup is strictly a no “huh?” zone.
We’ve often held meetups at our super-secret hacker headquarters for local members of the community. But you can hold your own XYO meetups too, and we’re here to help you do it!
Step 1: Decide on your meetup type
If you’re just looking to talk to other XYO fanatics, you can just find a venue, show up, and start chatting away. But if you’re going to educate friends, family, co-workers or strangers on the ins and outs of XYO, you’ll need a little help.
We’ve created this deck so you can explain XYO in a clear, concise and organized way. You can walk your audience through it, and take questions at the end.
If you love XYO but don’t know about how the network works, this deck is for you as well!
Step 2: Find your audience
Your next task is finding your actual audience, which, naturally, will be local. So, how do you find XYO fans in your local area? Here are some sources:
- XYO Facebook group
The XYO Facebook group boasts thousands of fans from all over the world. Join the group and ask around — you’ll probably find someone in your town!
- XYO Telegram
This is the place where the messages come fast and furious, but it’s definitely a spot to find like-minded XYO people. Create an account and jump right on in!
- XYO Community
Our XYO community site has an entire board dedicated to XYO meetups. Cast a net and find other HODLers!
Step 3: lock down your venue
It probably should go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway. In choosing your venue, the same rules apply with your XYO meetup as they do when you’re buying or selling something on craigslist. Choose a well-lit public place to hold your meetup, or a secure private one. Don’t hold your meetup at your home.
For informal gatherings, a coffee shop or restaurant works. For gatherings where you’ll be presenting our deck to an audience, a conference room in an office building or a classroom in a local school is ideal.
Some local organizations — schools, churches, etc. — will loan space for a small fee, or no fee at all. Just ask around and see what’s available for your presentation.
Step 4: Publicize your meetup
Between social media and sites like meetup.com, the options for publicizing your event are cheap (or free), and plentiful. Unless you’re going to be super-formal about everything, you can set up an online event site on any number of free, web-based platforms.
If you’re hosting a very small get-together, email and text messages are perfect for what you need. Skip the RSVP platform altogether.
Step 5: Have fun!
Your XYO meetup should be lively, informative, and the perfect opportunity to mingle and make new friends. So, put on your XYO gear, get your gab on, and enjoy the company as you discuss the world’s first cryptographic location network!