What Is Demonstrative Communication

What is Demonstrative Communication?
Stuart Mackey
July 2, 2012
Elia Parrish

What is Demonstrative Communication?
“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world” (Virginia Satir). “Communication may have several interpretations for example to a student in class, it is a means of learning new concepts and skills, but to friends and co-workers, it is the tool that helps us get a long” (Cheesebro, O’Connor, Rios, 2010).  Communication can be defined as the process of sending and receiving messages. There are many types of communication but in this essay you will read about demonstrative communication.   This essay will discuss what demonstrative communication is, how it can be communicated, and whether it can be effective and ineffective, positive and negative, for the sender and receiver.   This essay will also provide examples showing how demonstrative communication can be used. So what is demonstrative communication?
Demonstrative communication can be defined as the process of sending and receiving messages.   It involves the exchanging of thoughts, messages, or information.   Demonstrative communication can be used in almost any circumstance to provide feedback, both negative and positive, to either the sender or receiver, or both.   Demonstrative communication includes nonverbal and unwritten communication and involves such things as facial expressions, paralinguistics , body language, and so forth.                  
The first nonverbal way to provide demonstrative communication that will be talked about is through facial expressions.   Facial expressions comprise a considerable amount of nonverbal communication. Consider how much information can be conveyed with a smile or a frown. Cherry (n.d.), “While nonverbal communication and behavior can vary dramatically between cultures, the facial expressions for...

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