Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative communication


Communication is the act by which an individual establishes a contact with another that lets one transmit information. In communication, there are several elements that may facilitate or hinder the process. Demonstrative communication refers to the non-verbal communication. It comprises of facial expressions, appearance, eye contact, space, time, body movements and territory. These factors affect how the message is perceived by the receiver. Non-verbal communication consists of all the written and spoken messages. Demonstrative communication refers to a large number of channels; the most important are the eye contact, facial gestures, movements of arms and hands or body posture etc. Despite the importance, that we usually attribute to verbal communication, between 65% and 80% of our communication with others is achieved through nonverbal channels. For effective communicate, verbal and nonverbal messages must match each other. Many communication difficulties occur when our words are contradicted by our nonverbal behavior. For example, a husband gives his wife a gift for her birthday and she, with an expression of disappointment, said Thanks, it's just what I wanted. Another example of a boy finds his best friend down the street and, when he greets, the other man returned the greeting with a cold and dry, hello, and looks away (Bennett, 2011).

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People focus more on the non-verbal messages even if the communication is spoken. A positive message spoken can be perceived as negative if the person delivering the message has glanced down or making confused faces. Eye contact is very important in American culture. Those people are trusted who have a good eye contact while sending the message. Less eye contact represents fear and stress. An effective eye contact refers to the sincerity, confidence and truthfulness of the speaker. Facial expressions, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, can express the feelings of the ...
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