May 5, 2013
Demonstrative Communication is a form of communication that includes nonverbal and unwritten means of communicating. Demonstrative communication involves facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice, hand gestures, and eye contact. This form of communication can cause misunderstandings between individuals at times, because of the nature of communication. It can also show a shared understanding between individuals with little or no verbal communication at all. This form of communication can be effective if interpreted properly. This form of ...view middle of the document...
There are also negative effects to facial expressions as well. Let’s say you are giving a speech on company policy. As you are talking, you notice someone in the back of the room frowning and twisting their lips. This form of facial communication is indicating to that the person does not agree with what you are saying. Although facial expressions are one of the main examples of demonstrative communication, your tone is just as important, or equally important. For instance, the tone in your voice while talking to coworkers. Morale is down at work and you are trying to raise the coworker’s morale. Your tone in relaying a message could be very effective in raising the coworker’s morale. You are speaking to the coworkers in a loud, commanding, and enthusiastic tone of voice, this is demonstrating to the coworkers that you are passionate and confident in the message that you are relaying. This in turn boosts the coworker’s morale. In this instance the sender and receiver benefit from the message. Another example of the positive effects of demonstrative communication can be a nonverbal response. For example, you are at work on an assembly line, your production is high and you are producing more products than usual. Your boss notices your hard work and as he walks past you, he smiles and gives you a “thumbs up”. This nonverbal response indicates to the worker that he is doing a good job.
Body language is also an essential part of demonstrative communication. “ Body language is a comprehension and communication tool via physical movements and changes that show a person’s feelings,...