“Demonstrative communication includes nonverbal and unwritten communication and involves such things as facial expressions, tone of voice, body language, and so forth”(University of Phoenix, 2011, P2). This paper will discuss a detailed explanation of effective and ineffective demonstrative communication. This paper will show demonstrative communication positive and negative for the sender of this message and also the receiver. Included is an explanation of how demonstrative communication involves listening and responding to the sender and receiver. There are times we can communicate without using a word, for instance a mother can communicate her feelings to her child simple using facial expression, by looking at them firmly without blinking her eye, and the child upon seeing this knows their mother means for them to stop the unacceptable behavior. Facial expressions, body language, and voice tone are all illustrations of demonstrative communication.
Ineffective and Effective Demonstrative Communication
Demonstrative communication can be effective and ineffective depending on how clearly the message or information is received or understood. Effective communication is essential in order to improve our daily interactions at home, work, and school. Effective communication is shared understanding of the information between the sender and receiver of the message sent. It also involves understanding feelings, thoughts, wants, needs, and intentions of the communicators which may not openly expressed in words. For example, we may get an email the manager sent regarding accounts filed a certain way, but a shared understanding of why or how important a particular filing procedure is in the office. Effective communication means you must know your audience to accurately send the communication or messages needed. Emailing, social networks, and chatting have been criticized as being impersonal with no physical contact which is needed most in effective communication. Ineffective communication is communication where there is a distortion of information and the desired feedback is not achieved. It can be said it is a form of ineffective communication when the message is unclear or does not reach the receiver. In most situations the speaker can recognize when their message is ineffective because of audience’s reaction, signs of disappointment or small amount of attention. Not paying attention or being a good listener can be considered as causes of ineffective communication. Without good communication skills there will be chaos, no connections, and connections will be hard to make. Teams or groups in a work environment can easily have communication problems; they encounter conflicts both personal and business relating to communicating messages. Demonstrative communication can bond people and allow them to fulfill their needs by accurately communicating the information and getting their information across to the messenger.
Demonstrative Communication Can Be Positive and Negative
“When verbal and nonverbal messages aren’t consistent, what people see us do and the tone we use can far outweigh any words we say while trying to communicate” (Strengthen Your Personal Communications Skills, 2011, P.1.) The article “Strengthen Your Personal Communication Skills” lists some body language don’ts. First, hands over the mouth can be perceived as you are not sure of what you are saying. Second, hands near your face or touching your nose while speaking is seen as “I’m lying” gesture. Third, crossing your arms is considered defensive and closed in some cultures. Eye contact and open posture are positive body languages in communication. Communication requires a sender and receiver of a message. Technology has become so advanced it has taken away the need for face to face interactions. Social Media has made communication easier by email, texting, and teleconferencing,