DEMONSTRATIVE COMMUNICATION PAPER
February 7, 2012
Demonstrative communication is the process of sending and receiving messages and involves thoughts, messages, or information. This form of communication includes verbal and nonverbal, written or visual, sending and receiving of messages.
Facial expressions are a form of demonstrative communication. Communicating includes different facial expressions, tone of voice, or body language to deliver the message. Positive facial expressions are recognized faster than negative facial expressions. A smile would be an example of a positive facial expression. A frown could be ...view middle of the document...
Hand gestures and moving back and forth in front of an audience during a lecture can keep the attention of the audience. These nonverbal forms of communication add to the verbal message. However, if we move too much it can become a distracter and is received as a negative effect, thus causing the audience to become distracted and not receive the message. Nonverbal communication plays a tremendous role in our communication process. In fact, research shows that the majority of our communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication, or body language includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture and even the tone of voice.
During a lecture, we will communicate not only with our words and gestures but also with how we use our voice. As we change our tone and tempo of talking, we can connect with the audience more effectively. When we speak, other people can “read” our voices in addition to listening to our words. These nonverbal speech sounds provide subtle but powerful clues into our true feelings and intentions. When speaking to an audience maintaining the focus of the group is key. Raising our voice when losing the attention of the audience is a technique used to emphasize a particular point during a lecture. When a speaker talks in a monotone voice there is a chance of quickly losing the attention of the group being...