Overview of Demonstrative Communication

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Introduction Demonstrative communication in basic terms includes both unwritten and nonverbal communication. This text concerns itself with demonstrative communication. In so doing, it will highlight such things as body language, voice tone, facial expressions, etc. Further, the paper will in addition to discussing the effectiveness of demonstrative communication also address how the same involves listening and responding. Communication: A Brief Overview Communication does not have an assigned definition. In that regard, various definitions have been presented in the past in an attempt to define communication. In its simplest form, communication according to Hamilton (2010) "is the process of people sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings with each other in commonly understandable ways." However, to get a broader perspective of what communication really is; one might need to consider yet another definition of the word. Communication in the opinion of Troester and Mester (2007) concerns itself with "the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages and the creating, interpreting, and negotiating of meaning from those messages by their users to achieve certain goals in certain situations." Demonstrative Communication As I have already pointed out in the introductory section, demonstrative communication limits itself to unwritten and nonverbal communication. In brief, nonverbal communication in the opinion of Hamilton (2010) includes all unspoken, unsounded and unwritten
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