What is the velvet hammer and how to use it when giving bad news


2 minute Read. It's time to bag the sandwich method of delivering bad news.

You know, the technique where you say something nice, then drop in the criticism, and the end with something nice.

Asking what the person suggests we do is powerful because people are persuaded most by their own words, says Baldridge.

Giving negative feedback is important in many situations.

Before You Try It. Words are power containers, says Baldridge.

The tone you're seeking is help rather than reprimand, says Baldridge.