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Aristotle’s Communication Model

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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  • Parveen June 28, 2011, 8:18 am

    very simple and good

  • ruu August 19, 2011, 6:08 pm

    please always keep me informed and up to date in relation communucation skills as well as models. I am a learning student in Lesotho (southern Africa)

  • omoy October 30, 2011, 12:37 am

    can hi get some information an Aristoles Model of communication whats does aristoles Model of communication , Advantages of the communication, Disadvantages of the communication,who created the model, and Explicaation of the models , and visual of the models, and non verbal commonication . ok thank you

  • Rodgers January 16, 2012, 8:16 pm

    thanks for your advise in communication skills.

  • mosso franco March 5, 2012, 10:05 pm

    clear work!

  • Bbuye Badru March 5, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Actually as far as Aristotle’s model of communication is concerned is very important b’se it trains people a bout the public services and develops confidence and relives fear of an individual into the public.thax

  • Nibedita Das March 6, 2012, 2:00 pm

    Give a detail description of Evolution of Aristotle Communication theroy ?

  • BBUYE BADRU March 10, 2012, 3:37 pm

    Well,as far as Aristotle model of communication is concerned,he put much of his emphasis on public speaking ,a speaker, speech, audience, occasion and finally the effect of the massage.I’m a student at Makerere University Kampala Uganda .

  • nakyejwe julliet. March 15, 2012, 7:55 pm

    its great work like it.

  • BABI KIMERA GODFREY March 16, 2012, 4:53 pm

    It is nice reading about such innovations. We are now being de-humanised by your findings.

  • Kiggundu Julius March 19, 2012, 8:28 pm

    good work

  • kaggwa edgar March 21, 2012, 10:38 pm

    atleast if he talked about the advantages and disadvantages it would be G

  • cletus echebiri April 11, 2012, 2:19 pm

    communication is vital.without it.the sender and the receiver wil nt be friend.

  • buhungiro andrew May 18, 2012, 5:52 pm

    thank you good work

  • prossy. May 24, 2012, 4:49 pm

    thanks alot.help me and always keep me informed as far as communication is concerned.

  • matera May 30, 2012, 12:26 am

    thnx 4 givng me dix advice

  • jonathan mutua June 7, 2012, 8:53 pm

    atleast he could have talked about the strength and weaknesses of
    his theory.But it nice staff.

  • jonathan mutua June 7, 2012, 8:55 pm

    atleast he could have talked about the strength and weaknesses of
    his theory.But it`s nice staff.

  • FREDERICK June 13, 2012, 6:34 am

    please indicate the contents of Aristotle’s model of communication. or kindly send me his contents specially the elements. tnx!

  • Mugah Hallance June 16, 2012, 5:44 am

    Good work.what about the merits and demerits, and its evolution? keep me informed.thnks

  • Mugah Hallance June 16, 2012, 5:52 am

    GOOD WORK.How about the merits, demerits and evolution of the model…?

  • emz June 18, 2012, 11:35 am

    thanks…this helps

  • candy July 6, 2012, 1:35 pm

    thanks for sharing a bit knowledge about communication 🙂

  • princess July 11, 2012, 7:42 pm

    . not useful for projects

  • sandesh magar July 17, 2012, 9:17 am

    This is called (linear communication model)

  • Mark Ahumuza August 25, 2012, 12:06 am

    I had wanted the merits and demerits of this model of communication so that i can compare it with others

    am sorry to say this, “am not impressed”

  • LUAL JIEL August 30, 2012, 2:07 pm

    could you give me core content of this model b’coz explaination i have seen is not enough. thanx,

  • makudo elphas August 30, 2012, 11:06 pm

    this is mainly for public speakers what about pros and cons?

  • Geniesis November 30, 2012, 9:05 am

    more details please and images too…

  • anitha deogratias December 6, 2012, 11:25 am

    you give me a good content about this mode,but try to put more and more materials.THANTS for good information.

  • walter a mlindasungu December 7, 2012, 3:25 pm

    what are the comparison btn the aristotle and berlo’s mode of communication

  • elizabeth christian December 20, 2012, 12:51 pm

    can i get the importance and criticism of this model?

  • nelson o. sanchez January 11, 2013, 11:57 am

    very concrete model and understandable

  • tj April 4, 2013, 8:27 am

    thanks for good explanartion but i couldn’t understand

  • Onyeke P.C. June 11, 2013, 4:27 am

    Tell me more about Communication inventory and evaluation of principal’s skills in school communication

  • najila.. July 2, 2013, 8:15 pm

    thanxx fo giving a useful information

  • Abhishek soni July 25, 2013, 2:49 pm

    explanartion is good but ita characterstic and disadwanteg is not mantion

  • Mballa Amougou Marie-Christine August 13, 2013, 9:01 pm

    I hope that they will provide more information. I’m a student in journalism and I really need to master this topic.

  • Lemogang Kebareng August 29, 2013, 9:37 pm

    So clear and easy to understand but i would have loved to see you mentioning its advantages and disadvantages. Nonetheless you have helped. #University of Boswana student.

  • Vaness Chu September 19, 2013, 9:10 am

    Why can’t anyone spell right on this comment thread?

  • Sadique ali October 24, 2013, 9:29 am

    It is useful for all students and teachers of communication course

  • Jagdeep Singh Bansal October 27, 2013, 6:05 pm

    its really helpful

  • shakespeare akunnor November 19, 2013, 5:50 pm

    its seems this diagram is out moded

  • Halima Mang'ombe November 23, 2013, 4:41 pm

    Its a gud theory bt it lacks feedback.

  • Rajab A.Matalingana December 11, 2013, 3:50 pm

    It is very concrete model and and explain how communication is transfer.

  • Rajab A.Matalingana December 11, 2013, 3:53 pm

    Through communication we exercise:

  • Durgesh Sharma December 25, 2013, 11:49 pm

    it has two demerits first, didn’t gave emphasis on
    feedback that message put what effect on audience
    Second role of Medium for transfering message
    not mentioned.

  • Durgesh Sharma December 25, 2013, 11:56 pm

    Over all in present scenario it is not applicable to use.

  • farai ushe March 25, 2014, 6:24 pm

    fruit full information thank you……………..@c9R!!!

  • ishmael musengezi March 26, 2014, 10:41 pm

    i am a student at chinhoyi univesity of technology i really like this kind of work i also wish to do that

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