Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative communication is an important means of transferring information from one person to another, or a group through a means that provides context, tone, and symbolism with brevity and conciseness. People are empathic creatures who communicate through many nonverbal means. Symbols, expressions, vocal intonations and gestures communicate information about the sender’s feelings and opinions on a level that “fills in the gaps” of mere linguistic transmission. These “gaps” in information are often layered dimensions of information about the sender’s feelings and opinions that would be too pedantic and time-consuming to relate to a receiver with a limited attention span. The following describes how body language, vocal intonation, expressions, affect a sender’s ability to communicate effectively and a receiver’s ability to be inspired and conditioned by rhetoric using an economy of linguistic information.
Body language is a powerful tool at the disposal of a skilled orator. Adolf Hitler, one of the most skilled public speakers of the 20th century would have the gesture…



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