Another example of a negative facial expression is

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Another example of a negative facial expression is the infamous frown associated with sadness, disappointment, or shame. The proper use of demonstrative communication is crucial when trying to convey a message. Specifically, when in a business setting staging a presentation to executives, facial expressions of a serious demeanor absent of grins, smiles, or frowns would be appropriate. While expressing the opposite would display a lack of
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3 Demonstrative Communication confidence, concern, or dissatisfaction, an ineffective use of expressive communication. Communication is accompanied by gestures. Often times using gestures such as waving, pointing, and using our hands while animatedly speaking with out realizing the weight put on the words spoken. Other common gestures come from arms, legs, head movement, and posture. Standing tall and facing the receivers while scanning the room during a presentation or speech demonstrates strong positive expressive communication. The audience will see self-confidence and be drawn into what is said. Often times negative gestures are dominant during public speaking. For example, nervous tapping, fidgeting, or hunching during a speech display nervousness and insecurity in the messenger. These are strong distractors for the audience and take away from the intended message. Gestures play an integral role in effective communication when used appropriately and timed correctly. When strong emotion or a key point is to be brought up in a speech, a pound or slap to the lectern can draw the attention of the audience back to the speaker. The opposite would be standing with arms
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