ADVICE: Leafleting Tips From Wisconsin Street Teamer!
How many of you guys are sometimes nervous about passing out leaflets to people? I know I am sometimes!
It’s super easy and super fulfilling to pass out information about cruelty to animals to people in your city or at your school, and Street Teamer Jordan Turner has sent us his top leafleting tips to help get your leafleting career jump-started!
Ready? Check ’em out:
- Always keep a smile on your face even if someone is rude.
- Have some fun with it—dress up in costumes! For example, if you’re leafleting about McDonald’s, wear a chicken costume. (Note from peta2: Check out Halloween stores right after the holiday—the costumes are cheap! Or go to your local costume store anytime.)
- If peta2 doesn’t have a leaflet that you’re looking for, feel free to make your own. Make it colorful to get people’s attention!
- If someone asks you an “obvious” question, don’t make that person feel stupid. Make that person feel welcome, and calmly answer the question to the best of your ability.
- Don’t chew gum, listen to your iPod, or sit down while leafleting—stand up and make people feel comfortable going up to you.
- Feel free to bring some friends to help you out.
- If someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, get their phone number or e-mail address and tell them that you’ll get back to them. Don’t try to make something up.
- Try to keep this quote in mind: “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
- If you’re shy or scared to talk to people, think of how scared exploited animals are. You are their voice. Don’t miss a chance to stand up against cruelty.
Feeling more confident? Get out there and get workin’! If you’re in need of leaflets, you can print some from here or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send them to you for free!
BONUS: Submit a pic of yourself leafleting for 750 points!
Do YOU have tips for passing out leaflets? If so, comment below so that we can see whatcha got!