March 12, 2012
Communication; what is communication? Communication has various meanings. It can be defined as a way of learning new concepts and skills; a way of making sure a job gets done; a way of maintaining your relationships; it is also a tool to help us get along; but most of all it also can be defined as “the process of sending and receiving messages” (Cheesebro, O’Connor & Rios, 2010).
Demonstrative Communication, however, is defined as the process of sending and receiving messages and involves exchanging thoughts, messages, or information. This form of ...view middle of the document...
Positive and Negative Demonstrative Communication
Body language is another form of demonstrative communication that can be viewed as positive and negative communication. If I am in a meeting with my director, and she is explaining to me what I have done wrong, my body language will let her know if I am comfortable with and accepting her message or if I am going to be on the defensive. When you are sitting with a straight up posture and giving that eye contact as well as taking notes, it help the director to be at ease because she knows at that point you will try to make the necessary changes and give a better response verbally if needed. You have achieved that shared understanding. On the other hand, if I were in that meeting with arms cross, lips poked out and not giving any eye contact, the director would know that I am going to be very defensive of my actions and not getting that shared understanding of the message (Fernandez-Valentine, K., 2009).
Involvement of Listening and Responding in Demonstrative Communication
Listening, what is listening? Listening is defined as “the process of receiving, constructing meaning from, and responding to spoke and/or nonverbal messages” (ILA, 1996, p. 1) (Cheesebro, O’Connor & Rios, 2010).
Demonstrative communication involves listening and responding by the need to respond and providing feedback. Keep in mind that your feedback can take the form of evaluating, interpreting, supporting, questioning, or paraphrasing the message. Also improving your listening skills may help you with responding properly to the message. You...