Demonstrative Communication Paper

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Demonstrative Communication Paper

Demonstrative Communication Paper
Sharie Shepherd
November 25, 2012
Dr. Phil Harris

Demonstrative Communication Paper
Communication can be verbal or nonverbal. According to Papa (2012), “for example, if you say, "I love you," and then kiss your spouse, the words are verbal and the action of the kiss is the nonverbal communication” (para. 3). Humans would not survive without the different forms of communication. There are many forms of communication in human societies, but one interesting form of communication is demonstrative communication. Demonstrative communication is a very effective way to get a point across, without using words, but rather body language and best of all anyone is capable of using this form of communication. Demonstrative communication can be effective or ineffective, positive or negative, but ultimately this form of communication requires listening, touching, and responding to be successful. This form of communication can be effective or ineffective depending on its use. According to Papa (2012), “if communication is ineffective it has the power to hurt, confuse and misinform the listener (para. 2)”. An example of ineffective communication would be if a parent was teaching a child not to hit by spanking him or her. The child will learn that hitting is acceptable instead of learning not to hit, therefore this is ineffective demonstrative communication. Although ineffective communication can be destructive in some cases it can help people grow, and learn how to demonstrate effective communication. Here is an example from an article on how demonstrative communication can be effective. This example involves a boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury, which left him paralyzed from the waist down and also left him without the use of verbal communication (Jedzinska, 2012). The nurse could tell the boy was coherent, but she could not figure out how to communicate with him right away,...
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