Want to make an impact in the world? Want to be as effective as Gary Yourofsky? How about a lesson in activism directly from the man himself?
There’s no doubt that vegan activism ,Gary Yourofsky, has made a profound impact on the world. His website is filled with thousands of testimonials of people who have gone vegan after hearing his speech. So how can you duplicate his effectiveness? How can you be the next Gary Yourofsky? In this interview segment, Gary tells us exactly how.
To hear Gary’s full process and formula for successful activism, be sure to watch the video for this post, but here is a select nugget:
“I think everybody should be going into schools. But listen, I’ll make it really easy. All you’ve got to do is take my speech, and use it as a template. And when I say that, I laid it out. Hit them with that, hit them with something powerful in the beginning, some anecdote. And then talk about yourself for a second, a little background on yourself, then get right back to the animals and ethics. Touch on health, touch on the environment, use some humor, make some sarcastic funny points like it’s a comedy roast. Hit them with something powerful.”
Whether you take his speech and adapt it to your own style, or find an entirely unique way of activism, you too can make an impact on the world for the animals. It just takes action. I shared my own awkward journey into activism in my speech at VegFest this year. Trust me, you don’t have to be perfect or charming or as well-composed and eloquent as Gary. You just have to get out there. If you’re overwhelmed by exactly what to do and how to best take action, feel free to check out my one-on-one coaching at the work with me page. I’d love to help you get started with effective activism.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have you found Gary’s method of activism to be effective? If you are an activist, what have you found effective in your own practice? If you’re not an activist, what do you feel you need to get started? Let me know in the comments!
Stay tuned for more installations of Gary’s interview series.
— Emily Moran Barwick