Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative Communication
Frank McDaniels Jr.
BCOM 275
December 5, 2011
Dr. Kimberly Lockwood

Demonstrative communication is the process where messages are sent and received. Exchanging thoughts, information, or messages, speech, writing, or signals and even behavior can all be labeled as types of communication. Verbal or nonverbal, visual or written are different forms of communication. Written or oral communication can be considered to be verbal communication, facial expressions, eye contact, or gestures, and including body posture are considered to be forms of nonverbal communication. Letters, emails, reports, and articles are all forms of verbal communication.
Unwritten and nonverbal communications are also forms of demonstrative communication. Demonstrative communication is the sending and receiving of messages without words (Nayab, 2010). This form of communication is used to reinforce verbal communication, even though it can send messages of its own and stand on its own. The most common type of nonverbal communication is the facial expression. Verbal communication is reinforced by demonstrative communication. Examples include a good handshake, dressing for the job you are applying for, and presenting yourself as a friendly person will tell a lot about you during an interview. Using these qualities during the interview can only reinforce your verbal communication performance (Sutton, 2011). When meeting someone for the first time you can generally tell if the person is friendly or not, just by the way they conduct themselves by saying hello or even smiling when they talk to you, how they speak and if they face you while talking. You can usually tell how someone thinks about you just by the way they act around you by the nonverbal signals they send out. By learning how to decode these reactions a person can tell if they are getting a negative or positive feedback and then he or she can use that to their advantage. Demonstrative communication allows...

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