By: Brandon Rogowski
July 11, 2011
Demonstrative Communication can be described as a process of sending and receiving messages. Communication involves the exchange of thoughts, messages, information, speech, signals, writing, or even behavior. Communication can be verbal, nonverbal, written or visual. Verbal communication includes oral and written communication whereas nonverbal communication includes facial expressions, body posture, eye contact, or gestures. Written communication can be done through emails, reports, articles, etc. Demonstrative communication includes nonverbal and unwritten communications. Demonstrative communication involves sending and receiving wordless messages. It is often used to reinforce verbal communication, though it can stand alone and convey messages on its own. Facial expressions are the most common form of nonverbal communication. Demonstrative communication can reinforce verbal communication. For example, a strong handshake and a friendly personality can really say a lot about a certain individual. A person can rely on these qualities to reinforce his or her verbal performance. When a person meets someone, they can tell if the other person is friendly, not only because they initiate the conversation but because they have a happy look about them and a good posture. A person can gain an idea of what others think about them by the nonverbal signals that a person shows, such as, facial expressions or tone of voice. They can also observe someone’s reaction to gain positive or negative feedback and use it to their advantage. Demonstrative communication allows for self-expression. How a person presents themselves says much about their personality, which in the business world is very important. For instance, I work at Verizon Wireless, my personality in very important when trying to sell a phone to someone. Someone is going to be more apt to buy a phone from a friendly and knowledgeable...
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