November 26, 2012
By: Melissa Lohr
Demonstrative Communication is a type of communication that observes non verbal cues. Examples of non-verbal cues include tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Communication can be defined as the process of sending and receiving messages. Communication involves the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information with a person or persons. Communication can be verbal or nonverbal, written or visual. There are many ways to communicate with one another most people only think verbal when you talk about communication. A lot of people don’t realize that facial expressions and body language are a part of communication.
The use of body language can be subtle or more demonstrative this would depend on situation that is going on. The person you are communicating with as well as your own style. An effective use of body language, as with other components of communication can help one understand the message you are trying to send. Our demonstrative communication needs to be matched with our verbal message; if these two behaviors do not match with a similar “tone” misinterpretations can occur.
Demonstrative communication can only be effective when the listener understands the message the person is trying to send. Effective communication is necessary for life’s relationships, work, and play. To achieve effective communication it is important to maintain eye contact this ensures alertness to the conversation. Eye contact can also make sure the other person knows it is importation and that you are talking to them. One cause of misunderstanding is the verbal message does not match the demonstrative communication. Effective communication requires active listening from both. The messenger wants to watch the receiver to see if they understand the message and be prepared for questions and feedback that the receiver might have. We have to maintain eye contact as...