Essay on Communication

867 Words Sep 14th, 2014 4 Pages
Iesha Ligon
James Powell
September 1, 2014

Demonstrative Communication or nonverbal communication is present everywhere and makes up the bulk of the messages you send according to Chapter 5 in Communication in the Workplace. Albert Mehrabian found that 55 percent of the meaning people send is contained in facial expression and 38 percent of the meaning is contained in the voice and 7 percent is contained in the words. (Cheesebro, 2010) Demonstrative Communication includes nonverbal and unwritten communications that involves things as facial expression, tone of voice and body language. These types of communications can be effective and ineffective to both sender and receiver as well positive and negative ways. (Cheesebro,
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For example, a mother always speaks to her children in a moderate tone of voice, but for the first time she has risen her voice at her children due to frustration of their behavior. The children`s feeling are hurt immediately because, their interpretation of their mother`s tone is negative because of the change of tone in her voice. Now, the communication between the child and her children are ineffective because they are allowing their emotions to get the best of them. In order to have effective communication both sender and receiver`s tone must be clear, calm, polite and understandable. Both parties involved in the communication will need to make sure that their message is understandable to the receive and by speaking slowly and clear with a moderate tone of voice.
“Before you even open your mouth, your facial expressions, your cloths, your walk, your body posture, your skin, your hairstyle are communicating much about you.” (Cheesebro. 2010) An individual`s body language speaks louder than words. I believe that perceptions people get are from our body language in how one is responding or carrying themselves. Body language is a form of communication that can be express in a negative and positive way and at times speaks louder than words. I believe that direct eye contact is a form body language. For instance, if an reciever is not giving eye contact to the sender this may

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