Love the holidays but dreading navigating the inevitable questions and possible confrontations about your vegan lifestyle? Bruce Friedrich is here with a wealth of conversational advice to guide plant-based people through potential holiday woes. He provides practical strategies, specific wording and phrases, and even role-plays conversations with Toni and Michelle to help anyone feel more comfortable engaging about veganism (or other issues that matter to you!) with just about anyone you come across, not the least, family at the holiday meal table.
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Are you bracing yourself for the whirlwind of questions about eating vegan this holiday season? Are you eager to celebrate joyfully—but also feel a bit on edge about food conversations will inevitably arise? Does the anticipation of trying to engage with friends and family at holiday festivities about your vegan lifestyle choices intimidate you?
We’re with you! Join us for this episode that addresses just that.
We have the pleasure of learning from Bruce Friedrich, who is co-founder and president of The Good Food Institute, a fantastic non-profit organization that promotes plant- and cultivated meat alternatives to conventional animal meat. He is also a TED Fellow and popular speaker on food innovation.
With his vast experience and educational background, he breaks down for our audience how to effectively and powerfully engage with others about the causes that we are passionate about.
Bruce provides practical strategies, specific wording and phrases, and even role-plays conversations with us to help us all feel more comfortable engaging issues that matter to you with just about anyone you come across.
Listen in to learn how to apply the time-tested Socratic method to present your message in a gentle but effective and persuasive manner. Bruce shares his own personal methods of applying these strategies, as well as specific questions that can break down barriers and open minds and ears to listen on shared ground.
Bruce also takes the weight off your back to feel like you have to remember all the facts or be prepared to answer every question, by explaining how that approach is often counterproductive. He reveals how people actually make moral decisions and therefore how we can meet them where they are at.
Keep listening to the end for a super helpful (and also hilarious) role-play conversation between Bruce, Toni, and Michelle, in which they ask the top questions every vegan will hear so Bruce can model effective, disarming, and thought provoking answers that could persuade just about anyone to give veganism a chance.
With love and green dreams,
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