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Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication

Communication is the process of sending and receiving messages, involving the exchange of information, messages, or thoughts, through signals, writing, speech or behavior. Communication can be written and visual, verbal or nonverbal. Written and visual communication can be done through articles, reports, emails and written letters. Verbal communication includes both written and oral whereas nonverbal communication includes body language, gestures, eye contact, or facial expressions.

Demonstrative communication has a very important role during the process of sending and receiving messages. Demonstrative communication includes sending and receiving unwritten and nonverbal communications (Nayab, 2011). Although, this type of communication can stand alone to convey a message it is often used to reinforce verbal communication. (Nayab, 2012) “Physical non verbal communication, or body language, includes facial expressions, eye contact, body posture, gestures such as a wave, pointed finger and the like, overall body movements, tone of voice, touch, and others. Facial expressions are the most common among all nonverbal communication. For instance, a smile or a frown conveys distinct emotions hard to express through verbal communication. Research estimates that body language, including facial expressions, account for 55 percent of all communication” (Nonverbal Communication). Furthermore, Demonstrative communication plays a very important part in the communication process, because the sender of a message relies on these qualities to reinforce their verbal performance and a receiver also relies on these qualities to reinforce the fact that they are listening, understanding and are interested in the sender’s message.

When focusing on Demonstrative communication it is important that an individual has some knowledge on how to read people and interpret their moods and actions. For example if an individual has his or her arms crossed when receiving a message it can imply to the sender that the are closed off from the conversation (Powell, 1999-2012). Furthermore, how an individual presents themselves say a lot about their personality to others. For example, an executive of a company wears a power suit to convey his or her dominance and ability as a leader.

Demonstrative communication is used daily by people without them even realizing it; through their Hairstyles, symbols, tattoos, clothing, and body language and architecture. Although, this type of communication is regularly used and can be positive, individuals should be careful so that it is not imprecise and easily misread. Furthermore, one must also be careful because their facial expressions, appearances and gestures can mean different things to different people and cultures. For example, Powell


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