Tiffany Lahocki, Mariangela Altieri, Lorelei Lovell, Tonya Nichols, and Della Byas
November 6, 2014
In this world there are many way to express communication. Demonstrative communication is one of the many ways that communication is expressed. The process of sending and receiving communication that is non-verbal or written. Demonstrative communication can be expressed through facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. The best was to describe the different way of demonstrative communication is to give example of them and define the ways of demonstrative communication, as well as, provide examples of ineffective, effect, positive, and negative demonstrative communication to and from the sender, and how active listening and responding is preformed through demonstrative communication.
‘According to social scientist, verbal communication skills account for 7% of the communication process. The other 93% consist of nonverbal and symbolic communication and are called “listening skills” (Gwen Stewart 2004).’ Nonverbal communication is the different signs and expressions that people use to make a statement. Deaf people use sign language communicate with deaf and non-deaf people. Most people already use a type of sign language, such as, waving their hand or hands to say goodbye, hello, stop, etc... We also use our eyes and facial expressions, such as, blinking, winking, rolling their eyes, shedding tears. We also display emotions through facial expression, such as, surprise, happy, sad, pain, and joy. When children are mad at their parents or someone else they might cry, stomp their foot, fold their arms, hold their breath, or just the look that they give when mad. Some adults can also act this way, along with, flipping someone off or sticking their tongue out at someone. While people may feel like acting out this way it is not always the best option to get your message across to the receiver of the message. If you are the receiver there are different “tactics to use to be able to fully r3eceive the message, such as, noticing their body dialectal, looking at facial motions, and thinking about how the types of nonverbal messages might come through to others (Thomas Cheesebro, 2010).” Body language, facial expression, and tone of voice are nonverbal ways of communicating. A person can send clues of what they are feeling through their body movements. One’s facial expression and body language can completely change the meaning of the message the sender is trying to send or the receiver is trying to send to the sender. You can express if your happy, sad, shy, joyful, ashamed, or in pain, etc. in your facial expression and body language. Your facial expression and body language is a huge factor in how a sender thinks and fells about the message they are trying to send; are they really interested in what you are saying, distracted by other things, or just bores with the subject. Older people say the eyes are the windows to our souls, and that the eyes are the most important part when communicating. Making eye contact is one of the most important parts in genuine conversations with others. The expression in the eyes can play a role in how our message is received by the receiver.
Listening and responding are also very important to demonstrative communication. Listening is described as the most prominent