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Demonstrative Communication






In this paper we will discuss demonstrative communication and how it applies to the sender and receiver in their use of nonverbal and unwritten communications. We will discuss ways that this type of demonstrative communication can alter the perception of the message during the encoding or decoding process. This alteration can sometimes be effective or ineffective and put a positive or negative spin on the message for the sender or receiver. To further illustrate that we will look at some examples of demonstrative communication to help paint the picture for us. We will also discuss ways we interpret those demonstrative communications during listening and what responses are evoked by these communications. To begin to understand this we must first understand what defines demonstrative communication.

Demonstrative Communication

According to University of Phoenix (2012) the use of demonstrative communication includes unwritten and nonverbal cues. Often just the tone or inflection of how something is said can be a form of communication. Raising your voice will alter the perception or meaning of what you are saying. In the same token if someone responds to you with a raised voice or a sarcastic tone it will also alter the meaning of what is being communicated. People also send cues to their communication through body language by folded arms, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact to name a few. Raised fists, sweaty palms, tentative or furtive movements all convey some meaning through demonstration when a sender or receiver is encoding or decoding a message.

Examples of Demonstrative Communication

Our demonstrative communication includes nonverbal communication that is relational and includes channels such as body movement, clothing, eye movement, facial gestures, voice environment etc. (Chang, 2006). In a business environment it is very important to be aware of...