When you want to deliver a bad-news message, whether it’s delivered in person or in writing, it is better received when you provide information related to it. This is because people are very likely to be curious about what the bad news is and why they should care. A good example of this was when General Motors (GM) announced that they were going bankrupt on Monday, June 1st, 2009. GM made sure to answer all questions with an explanation so that their employees would know how they could help save the company if needed.
A common fear that many people have is when they receive a bad news message, whether delivered in person or in writing. For example, if you are getting hard feedback from your boss about a recent project failure, it is natural to feel upset and overwhelmed with the task ahead of you. However, there are some cases where this negative news can actually be better received when paired with good information related to it. This blog post will discuss what types of messages work well together for a more positive outcome!
The first type of message is a positive one. When a good news story surrounds the negative information, it will be more easily received by your audience! For example, say you were recently promoted at work because of your recent project success after going through criticism from those around you for past failures; to soften the blow, share how excited and grateful you are with this new opportunity as well as what went into making this possible (e.g., hard work overtime).
Another way to pair messages together would be an apology paired with a request or offer that can help make up for any inconvenience caused during the situation. If something was spilled on someone’s dry-clean-only outfit before rushing them out the door, offering a ride home from the event is a great way to apologize and make up for any inconvenience.
If you’re delivering bad news in person, it’s best not to offer explanations or excuses as this will only create more anxiety around what was said because your audience may have different interpretations of why things went wrong even if they’ve been explained thoroughly!
As someone who has had experience both giving and receiving negative messages,” don’t be afraid to share with others how well received a message can be when shared alongside good news! This article outlines some tips on how best to deliver those types of messages.
The key takeaway from reading about these examples is that understanding the needs of your readers/listeners will help you prepare better by pairing messages together appropriately.
There are also a few reminders to consider when delivering negative messages, such as not expecting your reader/listener to read between the lines or adding explanations and excuses.
It’s important that you understand what their needs are by asking questions about how they would like a message delivered before proceeding!
This will make it easier for them to hear potentially disappointing information without feeling bad if they don’t need more detail. In this way, you’re helping them feel empowered which is always a good thing!
The article ends with some great tips on how best to deliver negative messages. Be sure not only to give these ideas consideration but actually put them into practice because we all benefit from doing so. 🙂
it’s important to understand the needs of your reader/listener before delivering a message
by asking questions about how they would like a message delivered, you’re helping them feel empowered
When faced with a disappointing situation and bad news, remember that there are often ways to make certain things better. Pay attention to what is said in this article for some great tips on how best to deliver negative messages! 🙂
Remember to always have a positive attitude as well when delivering messages that might not make people feel great about themselves. Remember to always have a positive attitude as well when delivering messages that might not make people feel great about themselves.
When you are delivering a message, it is important to remember your tone and how it can affect the person receiving the message. Remembering this will help deliver an effective message without causing undue pain or harm.
Always be mindful of what is said in this article to help you deliver a message that will have the most positive impact.