Demonstrative Communication Essay

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Demonstrative communication is defined as the sending and receiving of messages which include nonverbal and unwritten communication. Many people are unaware of the way they convey with body language, tone of voice, their gestures, personal appearance and receivers are unaware of what they perceive and acknowledge from the communication as well.

Nonverbal communication includes all those ways we communicate without words (Quintanilla & Wahl, 2014). The kinds of behavior included in nonverbal communication would be our walk, stance, posture, and appearance. Clothing you wear, jewelry, eyeglasses and the gestures such as shrugging shoulders or shaking head and facial expressions you make such as smiling or frowning are also included in
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Another example is when someone explains something to you and asks you if you understand and you quietly reply “yes” but you are shaking your head from side to side gesturing “no”.

The impact of space when communicating is also considered a nonverbal way of communicating. Everyone has their own “comfort zone” when speaking to someone, this is the area of space between you and that other individual. For example some people will stand closer than normal to you while speaking with you violating your “comfort zone” space. This is a distraction to the listener and the speaker may not get their message across as effectively. There could be a logical reason for this such as the speaker may have a hearing problem and they stand closer so they can hear your response. Watching an individual’s body language will help with this issue as the listener will usually stand back a step to get back into their “comfort zone”.

Physical appearance is another nonverbal tool that impacts the view of us in everyday life. This is important as we represent ourselves and that our physical appearance reveals who we are and also may influence our perception of people and how we approach others or how we are approachable by others. Clothing is important as it conveys a sense of professionalism. Depending on your profession, jewelry may compliment your

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