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Bcom 275 - Demonstrative Communication Paper

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Demonstrative Communication Paper

BCOM/275 Business Communication and Critical Thinking

June 25, 2012


Demonstrative Communication Paper

Communication is a natural process for humans and is defined as a method by which we assign and express significance in an attempt to create a mutual agreement. This process allows us to send and receive a message which involves the exchange of thoughts, information, speech, writing, and physical behavior. The process of communication includes but is not limited to skills in intrapersonal and interpersonal processing, the ability to listen, observes, speak, question, analyze and evaluate. On a daily basis we communication verbally and nonverbally, if we did not communication, our lives would be very different because communication is vital to developing and maintaining everything around us. Communication, directly and indirectly, plays an important role in society and it is essential for having a healthy relationship in the workplace and social settings, therefore effectual communication should be the foundation. Successful communication whether it is verbal or nonverbal provides you with the ability to share your thoughts, express your opinions, train others and describe who you are as an person

According to Laurel J. Dunn (1999), your interpretation of nonverbal communication starts in early childhood, but your development of understanding becomes more profound as you grown older. Facial expressions and physical gestures are what is identified as nonverbal communications along with other non audible expression and are responsible for a large majority of the message you send. So often our nonverbal message, such as facial expression, which is the most common, conflicts with our verbal message and when that happens the nonverbal message will be what the receiver believes i.e. actions speak louder than words. For example, you are being interviewed for a job and your verbal skills were very impressive and your credentials were excellent, you were also dressed very professionally, but you rarely made eye contact and you kept looking at you watch several times throughout the interview, this behavior send an negative message to the interviewer. While on the other hand demonstrative communication reinforces verbal communication, for example let's use the same scenario as stated above, you are professionally dressed, offers a firm handshake and a friendly demeanor while keeping eye contact with the interviewer, and speaking in an inviting tone of voice without checking your watch frequently this would send a positive impressive message to the interviewer. First impressions are important impression, how you present yourself when


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