Being kind and nonjudgmental is key. Remember you are representing all vegans when you go out into the nonvegan world. If you act like a dick people are going to associate most vegans as dicks. We already get stigma for that.
Listen and show respect to others, even if they are arguing at you. Everyone has a right to be heard and deserves respect, and there’s always a chance you can learn something from someone else, even though you might not agree with it.
Be compassionate and peaceful.
Teach, don’t lecture or argue.
Have a sense of humor and be nice!
Hold vegan bake sales and include PETA literature with each sale.
I hate the, “If you do this or that it will turn people off to veganism”, argument. It’s not veganism or activists or videos, etc. that turn people off. It’s whether or not the person is rational and has any empathy. If the person is rational or empathetic, they will see the philosophy, not the delivery. If the person is irrational or lacking empathy, they will find ANY EXCUSE to reject what you said or did, no matter how well and nice you said or did it.
:] Be educated and prepared for questions, or “smart” remarks.
People are more willing to accept a leaflet if they have no reason not to
so trump they’re silly “myths”
And always smile and be polite, even if they aren’t XD
When leafleting, don’t be too overbearing, but try not to take no for an answer. Try to get the person to take your leaflet by giving them more information on the topic. Then that leaflet may end up in the hands of many others as well!
Get a few friends to help, make your own leaflets (and make them interesting and eye catching). Keep a very positive attitude and lots of charisma on hand. Make it spectacular but have a clear outline of the facts! Organize in local festivals and events.