Demonstrative Communication is a non-verbal form of communication. According to Types of Nonverbal Communication - 8 Major Nonverbal Behaviors, “a substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal” (Psychology, By Kendra Cherry). Non-verbal communication including body language, hand movement, head movement, avoiding eye contact, and the tone of voice.
Positively, non-verbal communication may be interpreted equally from culture to culture. As most forms of non-verbal communication transcends a smile, a hug, and most hand movements. However, touching someone on the shoulder or hand may exemplify somatic actions and send signals that may not be intended as, “a touch can be used to communicate affection, familiarity, sympathy and other emotions” (Psychology, By Kendra Cherry). Plainly put, a husband may not appreciate a complete stranger putting his hands on his wife’s shoulder or touching her hand.
Effective non-verbal communication would be smiling, or the shaking of the hands; as shaking hands exemplify acknowledgment and respect for another person. According to Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter, “There are more nerves between your hands and brain than any other body part, so they give accurate cues” (http://coes.latech.edu). Ineffective non-verbal communication would be folding the arms, looking off, and standing off; as these gestures exemplify a cold signal of rejection.
I thought I had excellent listening skills until I begin to soak in Chapter 3; it appears, listening is one of the greatest and most valuable skills one may possess; as stated, “listening is the most basic communication skill and supersedes all learning processes” (Pg. 60). I became knowledgeable about the skill of listening as it is an art, and in some educational environments listening is taught the same as reading, writing, and arithmetic. I concur, through the skill of listening, one may be afforded unlimited opportunities that others may never be privy to experience as the text teaches us that listening, “increases retention, promotes critical thinking, and facilitates learning” (Pg. 61). Why, it is evident, we as a human race, do not have a learning disability, we have a listening...