Tabling is an effective way to get your message across. When tabling, many people will walk by and evaluate what you have to offer them. Since the experience of tabling is overall more personable and allows engagement, conversation is usually fluent and it is an excellent time to explain the horrors animals are forced to face in order for consumption.
It’s important to have an aesthetically pleasant table that is welcoming and catches the eye of the individual. Having a banner or other large graphics can get the attention of those who are walking by. Even better, displaying a video or handing out food can really peak the interest of a passerby. With the literature neatly spread out, you’re inviting them to learn about your cause. Once your table gets their attention, you will then be able to let them know why you are there and what you stand for.
It’s important to engage conversation with an individual who has expressed interest in your table and wants to find out more. A few tips on ensuring you’re performing the best outreach you can:
Once you’ve talked to the individual for a generous amount of time, make sure to offer them the literature on your table so they can keep in mind what you’ve discussed. Suggest that they sign the mailing list so they can stay informed about animal issues and even receive vegan recipes in their e-mail. Even better, convince them to pledge to remove animal products from their diet for a day or two a week.
In general, tabling is a very passive yet extremely effective way to educate someone about farm animal abuse.