Demonstrative Communication Demonstrative communication is nonverbal communication. This refers to the numerous nonverbal movements, facial expression, and postures human beings can take that help to express both overt and covert meanings in their interpersonal interactions with others. Cheesebro , O’Connor, and Rios (2010) argue that demonstrative communication can be thought of as the “symbols for thoughts and feelings” that can strongly “influence the believability of your messages.” Our body gestures, facial expressions, and movements can support our verbal communications, they can conflict with them, or they can remain neutral. Mehrabian (2007) finds that in professional situations, people often try to hide their feelings or emotions,...The end:
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