Shayne B. Kendig
May 14, 2012
Demonstrative communication includes nonverbal and unwritten communication. Listening and responding is very vital in interpreting the message conveyed. This article contains examples and explanations on how demonstrative communication impacts the meaning of the message effectively or ineffectively.
Communication is sometimes defined as the process of sending and receiving messages (Cheesebro, O’Connor and Rios 2010 p.6). Sending and receiving message is not sufficient enough for effective communication. Consequently, a more accurate definition of communication is a shared ...view middle of the document...
Effective Demonstrative Communication
Communication is unavoidable. Everyday and everywhere, we use communication to express our thoughts and ideas. Communication is clearer when words, tone of voice, facial expression, and gestures are combined with words. Comedians should portray demonstrative communication effectively to connect to their audience. The main purpose of it is to make their audience laugh. Making funny noises, crawling, and rolling on the floor to imitate a monkey when the skit is about “Planet of the Apes” clearly portrays the comedian’s message. Another example is the tone of voice and posture. A new executive officer in a company is about to give his in the acquaintance party to welcome him. It is important to be confident when he gives the speech to build rapport and good impression to his colleagues and subordinates. Standing straight and tall, constant eye contact to the audience, a firm projected voice, and proper tone of voice to emphasize points entails that he is strong and knowledgeable officer because of the confidence portrayed through demonstrative communication supporting his speech.
Ineffective Demonstrative Communication
Demonstrative communication can be misleading sometimes especially when it is not properly expressed. There are times that demonstrative communication is portrayed far opposite from the context of the message. As the saying goes “action speaks louder than words” holds true in this account. When facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice are far opposite from what was said, it can confuse the receiver of the message. One example is a human resources report regarding sexual harassment act. A company was holding a Christmas party at a five star hotel for employers and employees. A female employee asked a male employee to dance. She was wearing a very seductive dress. Her dance moves were...