A Brief Note On Demonstrative Communication

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Demonstrative Communication
Yolanda Robinson
Maurice Shihadi

Nonverbal demonstrative communication: Demonstrative communication can be a nonverbal message. An example of this would be hand gestures. One can use his or her body language to let a person know what is going on. Actions can speak louder than words. An example of nonverbal communication can be demonstrated by a person choking. The person is unable to say they are asphyxia due to the lack of oxygen. However, the person that is near can see that a person may be choking by their use of nonverbal communication. The person has their hands around their neck indicating that they choking and unable to verbalize using words. Therefore, a person noticing this nonverbal communication tries to help save the choking person’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. This move can help them remove what is blocking the persons air way. “A person who is chocking cannot talk, cough, or breathe, and may turn gray or blue. The Heimlich maneuver can help get the food or object out.” (Paragraph 2, WebMD, 2014) When a person is crying this can also be seen as a form of nonverbal communication. Without speaking works, a crying person is letting others know that they are either sad or happy with their exertion of tears. Crying can be an emotion used when receiving sad news that a loved one has passed. The person is unable to talk due to their emotions taking over so they show their sadness with the nonverbal communication of tear shedding. An action to help console the person who has lost their love one could be a hug which is also a form of nonverbal communication. This would be done by placing their arms around the grieving person, letting the person know they are there for support. A married couple who has been trying to have children for years finally receives wonderful news that they are pregnant. Crying to express their happiness is an example of a joyful, happy nonverbal communication.
The use of facial expressions as a demonstrative communication: Introducing a baby to the world of new food is an example of the use of facial expression as a demonstrative communication. Once a baby tries apples sauce for the first time, the parent will be immediately able to tell if he or she likes it, because they do not spit it out, but instead they open their mouth for more. However, if parents introduce the baby to peas and the baby express their dislike. He or she turn their head without speaking a word, the parent can detect that their child do not like it. Babies learn from watching others and learning, they at times want what you have. According to baby center “Curiosity about what you're eating. Your baby may begin eyeing your bowl of rice or reaching for a forkful of fettuccine as it travels from your plate to your mouth.” (Paragraph 6, Page 1, 2014). Another example would be the look of shock on someone face during a surprise birthday party. When a person walks into a dark room, at first their facial expression is the look of terror. Once the lights are on, and everyone screams surprise, the terror facial expression quickly turns into a look of surprise and shock. The unexpected of not knowing what was going to happen gave mix facial expressions.
Positive Effects for the Sender and Receiver While Communicating: Demonstrative communication can have a positive effect and useful when working with groups at work in order to complete a task. When communicating with coworkers about how everyone can play their part to get the project completed in a timely matter. An example of this would be setting up a group for a photo shoot. We pick a location and agree to meet and set up the site. Next, send out emails to remind everyone about the time and location and what to bring to the photo shoot. Positive