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.


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

{ 19 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

George Dickson March 25, 2015 at 1:21 am

Aristotle wrote two thousand four hundred years ago but his clear and logical insights are still foundations for communications theory, as they are in theater (another form of communication ) as well.
Besides writing on communications in the last four thousand years(!)
there has certainly been a lot of really insightful work done in the last thirty years -in fact, I was amazed when I revisited the field recently, how much insightful and useful theory and investigation HAS taken place in these last thirty years.

munashe April 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

thanks a lot , i now understand the theory clearly

chileshe mulenga phiri August 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm

how come my communication skills lecturer only mentioned three elements of the Aristotle model of communication i.e speaker-speech-audience?

asem dilip singh September 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Communication simply sharing idea

duke martha October 11, 2015 at 3:29 am

thank u so much i have got more than what i needed ur the best

Moses Olego October 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I want to know more about this and in hence my brain wise

evidence chipadza November 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

well researched have been assisted a lot thank you

alphy June 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm


Eddielyn Enfermo June 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm

I want to know more about this model communication so that I can enhance my knowledge….

kiara abello July 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

I like cuz it has so many information 🙂

Hamis shija December 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Well understood model

Aristotle II February 16, 2017 at 6:17 pm

I understand the models so vividly. he gave a very important and fine explanation on communication. thanks to him.

francis April 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm

model is too biased cause its largely one way communication

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