Can You See What I See?

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Can you see what I'm talking about?
Heather E Harper
BCOM/275
May 7, 2012
Scott Romeo

Can you see what I'm talking about?
Demonstrative communication is nonverbal and unwritten communication through things like facial expressions, body language and tone of voice. Just like anything else in life, there are a number of positive aspects as well as negative aspects to this kind of communication. Communication as such can either be effective or ineffective and positive or negative for both the sender and the receiver. Successful communication is not only the sending of a message, but also the receiving of that message the way it was intended.
The use of unspoken communication such as facial expressions allows the receiver of a message to form an opinion on a number of things. For example, if a speaker is excited, passionate, or happy about what they are speaking on, it will be apparent by the look on their face. If that speaker is tense and pacing back and forth with their hands in their pockets, it would appear that he or she was nervous or anxious. Even the speaker’s attire can be a form of unwritten nonverbal communication. Let’s say the speaker is a pastor or a preacher, and it is Sunday morning and he is preaching his sermon in a T-shirt, cut off jean shorts, and flip flops. Opinions will vary in the congregation. Ultimately the preacher’s attire sends a message to his congregation without one spoken word.
It is nearly impossible to avoid using demonstrative communication. Even if a person stands still and tries to keep their face expressionless, the tone of their voice is sending a message. This form of unwritten communication involves perception. Not everyone is going to hear what is being said and then establish the same exact meaning that someone else may have. A certain tone of voice will mean one thing to one person, just like certain…...

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