Demostrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication

Communication is a process of sending and receiving messages. There are various ways a person can communicate with others. There is written communication which includes email, text messages, social networking sites and so forth. There are verbal communications which include talking to another person on the phone, face-to-face and so on. Additionally, there is another way of communicating which is demonstrative communication). (Cheesebro, O'Connor, & Rios, 2010

Demonstrative communication is a nonverbal and unwritten communication which includes facial expressions, tone of voice, body language, eye contact, gestures and so forth. Demonstrative communication can be effective and ineffective, and positive and negative for the sender and the receiver.

The way a person looks sits or reacts with body language toward another person will send a signal whether the person produces a sense of interest, trust or desire of connection, or confusion and disconnect ("Nonverbal Communication", 2011). Effective way of communicating in nonverbal way is to show a desire to communicate with the other person. Facial expressions and body language can say it all when sending or receiving a message. When the person is interested in the message being received the facial and body expressions will show just that. One example of effective demonstrative communication would be going to a bank to apply for a loan. When the loan officer is on time, dressed in business attire and welcomes the customer with a simple “hello” and a firm handshake the customer will be more confident about doing business with that particular loan officer and bank. On the other hand if the same loan officer is in wrinkled clothes, is late for the appointment, does not make the eye contact, the customer will be more skeptical in doing any business with the loan officer and the bank.

Another example of effective and positive demonstrative communication would be a person applying for a...