Demonstrative Communication Paper
Dr Michael A. Barker, SPHR
March 08, 2014
Communication is best defined as a process of sending and receiving messages, as well as how those messages are interpreted and deciphered. Communication begins with a sender who must decide how to effectively convey a message with proper vernacular and choose a medium for the message. The more clear and coherent the sender makes their message, the more likely they will convey their message without a breakdown in understanding. There are many ways a sender can pass information such as verbal or written forms of communication. This could involve mediums ...view middle of the document...
This would lead the receiver to view the message negatively. Body language can be another powerful way to communicate demonstratively. One form of body language that many people consider while communicating is eye contact. Many people would consider a lack of eye contact negatively and thus may not receive the full message a sender is communicating. While if a sender is maintain eye contact, the receiver is most likely going to interpret this as a positive form of communication and pay closer attention to what is being sent. Body language could also involve hand movements and posture. For example, if a sender is slouched in a chair and not moving his arms or hands much at all, then the receiver is going to view this negatively. On the other hand, if a sender is standing with great posture and using their hands to accent their message, the receiver is more times than not going to interpret this as a positive.
“Effective communication involves more than just understanding the information. It involves the shared understanding of the feelings, thoughts, wants, needs, and intentions of the communicators, which may not be openly expressed in words” (Cheesebro, T. O’Connor, L., & Rios, F, 2010). For a sender to communicate effectively using demonstrative traits would be for the sender is transmit the correct information, to make sure that information was received correctly, and to get assurances that the receiver comprehended and understood the information that was sent. The sender should match their body language and facial expressions to the message being sent. If there is contradicting facial expressions such as delivering unsatisfactory news with a smile, this could render the communication ineffective and confuse the receiver. Another way to make sure communication between the sender and receiver is effective is to substitute demonstrative...