Essay about Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication
Kathryn Ruble
April 7,2013
Jim Parkinson

Demonstrative communication is communicating in a nonverbal way. Kinesics is when a person communicates using facial expression, hand gestures, and body posture. Nonverbal communication is sent from the sender to the receiver before verbal communication starts (Cheesebro, O'Conner, Rios, 2010.Ch.4). Nonverbal messages are about peoples identities, emotions, identities, relationships, and trust (Cheesebro, O'Conner, Rios, 2010.Ch.4). When people think of communicating, most people think about what they will say and the subject that they want to communicate about. Many people do not realize that communicating is about more than verbally speaking words to another person. The person relaying a message is the sender and the person receiving the message is the receiver. Messages can begin to be sent by nonverbal communication as the sender approaches the receiver. These nonverbal communications can be as important as the verbal communications if not more in some instances. It is best to be certain to be aware of all types of communication can help a message be sent more effectively. A sender communicates nonverbally as they approach the receiver before they begin to speak (Cheesebro, O'Conner, Rios, 2010.Ch.4). Their posture and facial expression can cause the receiver to anticipate the message is will be positive or negative. Everyone should be aware of the way they carry them self as they enter a room or a conversation even before they speak to ensure they do not send the wrong message. An upset facial expression and a speedy stride may be from a previous conversation carried on as the sender starts a new conversation can lead the receiver to believe the message is will be negative. This is an ineffective way to use nonverbal communication. It may be best to calm oneself down before entering into another conversation with a different person. A person's tone of voice and also affect the message. If the sender of the message begins to speak to the receiver in a loud, upset tone the receiver will think the message is will be negative. If the sender start's their message speaking softly and in a calm voice the receiver may think the message is will be positive. A sender needs to be aware at all times the way they carry them self and how they use hand gesture's will affect the receiver of the message. Effective communicating can help the senders message be clear and concise leading to a more effective relationship to coworkers. Demonstrative communication involves listening and responding. Hearing is involuntary but listening is a choice made whether or not to listen to the message (Cheesebro, O'Conner, Rios, 2010.Ch.5). The receiver can listen with their eyes. Watching the senders nonverbal communication helps the receiver understand the message. The receivers nonverbal communication can be a response to the sender. If the receiver appears to become aggravated with the senders message their facial expressions may seem angry, their hands may go on their hips, they may take a step back. The receiver may also send nonverbal communication to a positive message in a negative way. If the receiver is happy about the message but does not smile, keeps looking…