Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative communication is the form of communication that does not involve language. The message is conveyed through gestures, non verbal communication and body movements. According to research, in a normal conversation, the demonstrative communication has 70 times effect as compared to words.

There are three main divisions of the demonstrative communication namely body, non-verbal communication and physiological communication. The body communicates through gestures, movements, and facial expressions. You can tell by looking the expression on someone’s face that whether he approves of you or not. Similarly, facial expressions and hand movements can easily express all the emotions. Your physical appearance and the way you dress up also counts as a form of communication. You choose a sober dress while going to a funeral and seductive one for a date.

The second type of demonstrative communication is the non-verbal communication. This is something you practice hundreds of times during your routine tasks. When you look at your children in a disapproving way they know it’s time for them to stop or leave the room. You can express love, fear, joy, sadness, comfort all through your expressions and eye contact without even uttering a word. People who have a greater exposure of the world can simply judge a person in a mere handshake because touch tells a lot about people. The way your muscles relax and contract, your eyes focus, your hands shake or stay firm can tell a lot about your situation and even personality.

The third type of demonstrative communication and the last one is physiological communication. This includes how you stand, sit, walk, and what others can perceive from it. If you are standing with both hands behind your back this could mean you are nervous or guilty to speak on a certain topic. If you have your head help up straight and your arms relaxed, this means you are confident about the subject. Different postures have different meanings and can show your attitude, comfort level, and confidence about a certain subject. Successful entrepreneurs and leaders usually have a great command over the demonstrative communication because they know its importance and effects. The tone of your voice can also change the meaning of your entire sentence or speech for that matter. You can change your voice tone to speak in a sexy, authoritative, guilt conscious, confident, dominant, sad, or joyful way.

Demonstrative communication is an important part of communication and includes everything else than words.