January 24, 2012
We use different kinds of nonverbal communication such as; eye contact, facial expression, posture, arm and hand gestures. We even use head positions as non-verbal communication. Usually we only focus on what the other person is saying, some people see our whole body as a way to communicate with each other. We include nonverbal communication when we speak whether we know it or not. Non-engaging body language, others may interpret that as not having an interest in the interaction. That perception may not be accurate but that is how it may be viewed. This can have a serious impact particularly when during job interviews, client introductions, working with colleagues or networking. Positive and Negative
There is a positive and negative effect to demonstrative communication, for example if you go to a seminar and you are sitting at the back of your chair with your arms crossed what that is telling the person that is communicating with the audience. It gives them the impression that the audience is not really listening to what the sender is saying to them. And if they are not listening to the person that is sending that gives them negative feedback and gives them the impression that they are not really interested in what the person conducting the seminar has to say. Another example of demonstrative communication being positive or negative is: Being interviewed for a new job demonstrative communication is used to hire you or not to hire you. Just the by the way you stand, say hello, and if you look at a person in the eye when talking with then can have a positive outcome or a negative depending on the view of the other person. Demonstrative communication can also be used through your appearance and the way you dress. If you are dressed very messy, wrinkled clothes, did not shave or hair is messy, makeup is messed up. This gives the interviewer the...