Instructor: Ray Fernandez
Demonstrative communication involves nonverbal and unwritten means of communicating with the world on personal level as well as in business life. According to authors of Communicating in the Workplace understanding nonverbal messages can help people to interact better with each other (Communicating in the Workplace, by Thomas Cheesebro, Linda O’Connor, and Francisco Rios. Ch. 4, P. 89). “Remember, the silent communication of your body language says as much as your words.” (Joan M. Boneberg at speakingspecialist.com/articles). Face expressions, body language, posture, dress style are silent messages we send to others, sometimes not what we intend, but nonetheless. First impressions are quite important; it is also good when you can support the first good impression with appropriate knowledge, experience and ability to get along with people. The old saying is “Look for the job you want, not for the one you have got”. Mostly nonverbal messages we send reveal our identities, the way we want people to see us, it is mainly communicating emotions. It also tells us in what relationships we are to the people we communicate with. If I would talk to a friend about personal matters I will sit either next to her or across her sipping my coffee, relaxing while would I speak to my boss I would choose a proper distance, proper attire and official demeanor. Also we should always be aware of cultural differences when communicating through gestures, signs or behavior because what is norm for one group of people may be looked at as disrespect to others. Once again as per authors of our text there are seven types of nonverbal communications. One is referred to as chronemics which represent the way people of different cultures relate to time. To us Americans time is as we say “money”, we always run out of time and we have to earn the luxury of leisure. For instance in the movie “Eat...
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