Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative communication which includes non-verbal and unwritten communication includes things such as, facial expressions, tone of voice and body language. We use these simple gestures amongst ourselves on a daily basis. Things such as facial expression are used when you want to observe what another person’s facial expressions tell us about him or her, to what emotion they are expressing and how they are feeling. Or if co-workers are happy/surprised to see you, and if colleagues find your presentation to be entertaining or disappointing. We use facial expressions to imply a revelation about the characteristics of a person, maybe a message about something internal to the one expressing. These facial expressions can reveal mood or sentiment, characteristics of a person, physical basis, and appearance. We also use facial expressions subconsciously and do not realize we are doing them. It is a form of body language that conveys fear, anger, sadness, happiness, etc. all over the world. Another form of demonstrative communication which is tone of voice and body language is something we all can misinterpret when we are verbally communicating or non-verbally communicating. I have received emails and text messages and have misinterpreted the tone of the message, I have experienced body language and the energy from people I have interacted with and have made my own interpretations and assumptions on what is they are feeling and thinking, or how comfortable and uncomfortable a person is when they get around a certain group or individual. I even pay attention to my own body language and notice that when I get nervous I tend to pick my nail polish or I get the shakes. I have also observed the tone of my voice when speaking with people, but... ... middle of paper ... ...ecause it is important to understand and comprehend the message that is being displayed. Active listening also involves paying full attention to the sender and recognizing the information communicated. It is crucial for one to have direct eye contact with the sender and communicate with body language to inform the speaker that he or she has your complete attention. In addition, responding by providing feedback, and asking questions assures the sender of the message that what he or she is stating is being understood. Various forms of demonstrative communication is vital to our everyday existence because there are so many different ways to communicate with each other and it is important to understand the tone that is being set, the body gestures being made and how the sender sends the message, how the receiver receives the message and how we listen and respond to them.

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