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

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