Aristotle’s Communication Model

in Communication Models,Group Communication,Mass Communication

Aristotle, a great philosopher initiative the earliest mass communication model called “Aristotle’s Model of Communication”. He proposed model before 300 B.C who found the importance of audience role in communication chain in his communication model. This model is more focused on public speaking than interpersonal communication.

Aristotle Model of Communication is formed with 5 basic elements

(i) Speaker, (ii) Speech, (iii) Occasion, (iv) Audience and (v) Effect.

Aristotle advises speakers to build speech for different audience on different time (occasion) and for different effects.

Speaker plays an important role in Public speaking. The speaker must prepare his speech and analysis audience needs before he enters into the stage. His words should influence in audience mind and persuade their thoughts towards him.

Example:

Alexander gave brave speech to his soldiers in the war field to defeat Persian Empire.

Speaker           -    Alexander

Speech            -    about his invasion

Occasion        -    War field

Audience        -    Soldiers

Effect              -    To defeat Persia

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

ishmael musengezi March 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm

put more information pliz aristotle
bt its gud work really appriciate it thank yu

Md. Sultan Hossain April 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

I understand the model clearly. thx

McKINNON TAFADZWA CHINOWE April 12, 2014 at 2:19 am

great work, as it take into consideration effect

Brightman Makoni September 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I’m subversively impressed by the works of Aristotle though more could have been given on the negative dimension of the model

eden Milton November 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Thanks for your clear explanation… How about merits and demerits’ of this mode

billy bob January 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm

i think this is allwrong and everybody who thinks diferent needs to do more reasearvh cause Aristotle is stupid

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