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the audience back to the speaker. The opposite would be standing with arms crossed. This closes the speaker off from the audience and communication can break down. “Research estimates that tone of the voice accounts for 38 percent of all communications.” Tone, pitch, emotion, voice quality, and style of speaking all attribute to support, interest or lack of in the communication (Nayad, 2011). A tone of voice along with inflection can truly set the stage for how an audience will receive the message being sent. Asking to pass the salt at the dinner table with a
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4 Demonstrative Communication calm, somewhat upbeat tone comes off as positive, but asking the same with a forceful tone can come off as negative. During a presentation at a business seminar, speaking with confidence, buy-in, and ownership to the subject with inflection and proper tone sends a positive message to the audience. Negative demonstrative communication would include monotone speaking voice and nervous pitch, which would deliver a message of not being knowledgeable or uninterested in delivering the message. Success in expressive communication also involves active listening, and the suitable amount of response to be effective. Demonstrative communication depends heavily on self-awareness about what type of message is communicated. Communication also relies on the ability to pick up on the cues that others are sending. The receiver plays just as crucial a role in the communication process as the sender. Response from the receiver through gestures, voice tone, and facial expressions communicates to the sender whether the intended message was received correctly or not. “The way you
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