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Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative communication is a form of information that is nonverbal and unwritten. Which means communication can be relayed by body language, touch, facial expression or tone of voice. This type of communication can be effective or ineffective as well as positive and negative for the sender and receiver. Demonstrative communication can also involve listening and responding. A nonverbal communication example like the changes in the tone of voice when reading a book makes the book more interesting. One of the principles of nonverbal communication is nonverbal messages that come before the verbal message. Such as posture, the way a person is walking or type of clothing that may be worn. The way a person walks into a room is a display of nonverbal communication because the walk could display confidence or lack thereof. Ineffectively non verbal communication could be a downfall for the sender if the audience that the message is intended for does not comprehend the message. Miscommunications can lead to the message being misunderstood by the receiver and in some cases lack of trust. For example your mouth could be saying one thing but your body language could be saying something altogether different. Trust comes from nonverbal communication in the form of body ornaments, hairstyle, and tattoos because they portray a certain type of image. Also, sharing feelings with others and more eye contact will build trust. In some cultures certain gestures mean different things for instance thumbs up in the United States is considered to mean a good gesture. Although in Australia and Iran it is considered rude and very offensive in Nigeria. Even smiling can be misconstrued as being in the Middle East as sharing a secret of mischief. However, in the United States a smile could mean the same as


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