Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative Communication
29 Sep 11
Douglas Morgan

Demonstrative communication is exactly what it sounds like.   One is demonstrating while they are trying to communicate.   It can be verbal and/or non-verbal.   Verbal demonstrative communication can be inflection, tone, or volume.   Non-verbal demonstrative communication can include facial expressions, body movements/language, appearance, or something else that another can take in with their senses.   In order to convey a message or persuade a particular point to one or more people, demonstrative communication is usually always used in one form or another.
Just talking to someone in a monotone, robotic voice will usually always lose your audience.   Any time you communicate, you are trying to send a message to the receiver and you want that message to be received and understood in such a way that the receiver gets the correct message.     If you want to send someone the message that you have lots of money, you will dress and act accordingly.   You will buy extravagant items and try to flaunt these things.   A heated argument includes loud voices and wild gestures.   A loving relationship can include softer tones and touching.  
A real good example of this type of communication would be a pastor/preacher in a church.   During counseling or church events, the pastor is usually calm and his mannerisms will be comforting.   His voice is soft, but can also be authoritative or sympathetic in tone.   He can use an arm on or over the shoulder with varying degrees of pressure can also help to convey his message of advice or prayer.   When he gets up on his pulpit on a Sunday morning to preach to his flock, he wants to make sure that his message of God is received in a positive way to the people in attendance.   Many times he will have a microphone to raise his volume in order to ensure all can hear him.   His robes or suit are colorful.   His appearance is immaculate.   He wants to project his authority to the people....

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