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Demonstrative Communication Paper

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Demonstrative Communication Paper

There are several different types of Demonstrative Communication; to understand the meaning of this you must understand these. First of all Demonstrative Communication is a non-verbal communication between a sender and receiver. Through non-verbal means the sender must communicate the correct message and then the receiver must interpret the sender’s message correctly. According to Nonverbal Communication (2011), “There are several ways to communicate without speaking. The following nonverbal signals and cues help to communicate your interests and thoughts to others. Facial expressions, body movement and posture, gestures, eye contact, touch, space, and voice” (Types of nonverbal communication and body language).

Demonstrative communication can be perceived either negative or positive and effective or ineffective depending on how the sender or receiver perceives the message. There are several examples to explain negative and positive non-verbal communication. Positive non-verbal communication can be shown by the sender as a smile and wave, and the receiver will see the smile and wave as a welcoming positive response. Negative non-verbal communication can be shown by the sender as a frown and rapid hand gestures the receiver can interpret these as negative and possible even angry giving a negative response. There are several effective ways that demonstrative communication can help the sender and receiver of a conversation. According to (Koneya and Barbour, 1976), When giving a speech there are effective and ineffective means. In order to keep your audience awake and engaged you have to sound and look like you know what you are talking about. Non-verbal cues can make or break a speech. If you are shrugging, frowning, and not making eye contact with the audience they won’t believe a word you say, and you will lose them early in the speech. Effective non-verbal communication is a mixture of body movement, facial expressions and eye movement. Good posture, engage the audience with your eyes and body (lean in), and interact with the audience. All of these things will keep the audience interested and that you know what you are talking about (Koneya and Barbour, 1976).

Demonstrative communication is used in everyday life; from talking to friends, strangers, or co-workers. If we engage someone we are inevitable going to engage in demonstrative communication. From our day to day activities we are waving to people, pointing, speaking with our hands, smiling, raising our eye browns, folding out hands, and so on and so on. Each of these gestures can also either be taken as positive or


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