Unit 6: Negative News and Crisis Communication
Clear and concise communication takes on increased importance in times of crisis. This unit will cover effective ways to deliver negative messages, including the standard process of presenting a buffer or cushion statement, an explanation, the negative news itself, and then a redirecting statement, and you will appreciate how eliciting negative news through feedback is an important way to avoid problems. Every organization should have a crisis communication plan, and this unit will teach you the elements of a crisis plan and how to manage press conferences.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
6.1: Creating Effective Negative News Messages
6.2: Obtaining Feedback
6.3: Crisis Communication
6.4: Press Conferences
Unit 6 Assessment