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

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Parveen June 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

very simple and good

ruu August 19, 2011 at 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 at 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 at 8:16 pm

thanks for your advise in communication skills.

mosso franco March 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

clear work!

Bbuye Badru March 5, 2012 at 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 at 2:00 pm

Give a detail description of Evolution of Aristotle Communication theroy ?

BBUYE BADRU March 10, 2012 at 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 at 7:55 pm

its great work like it.

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

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

Kiggundu Julius March 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

good work

kaggwa edgar March 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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

cletus echebiri April 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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

buhungiro andrew May 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

thank you good work

prossy. May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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

matera May 30, 2012 at 12:26 am

thnx 4 givng me dix advice

jonathan mutua June 7, 2012 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 5:44 am

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

Mugah Hallance June 16, 2012 at 5:52 am

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

emz June 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

thanks…this helps

candy July 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

thanks for sharing a bit knowledge about communication 🙂

princess July 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm

. not useful for projects

sandesh magar July 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

This is called (linear communication model)

Mark Ahumuza August 25, 2012 at 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 at 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 at 11:06 pm

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

Geniesis November 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

more details please and images too…

anitha deogratias December 6, 2012 at 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 at 3:25 pm

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

elizabeth christian December 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

can i get the importance and criticism of this model?

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

very concrete model and understandable

tj April 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

thanks for good explanartion but i couldn’t understand

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

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

najila.. July 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

thanxx fo giving a useful information

Abhishek soni July 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

explanartion is good but ita characterstic and disadwanteg is not mantion

Mballa Amougou Marie-Christine August 13, 2013 at 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 at 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 at 9:10 am

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

Sadique ali October 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

It is useful for all students and teachers of communication course

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

its really helpful

shakespeare akunnor November 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

its seems this diagram is out moded

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

Its a gud theory bt it lacks feedback.

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

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

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

Through communication we exercise:

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

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

farai ushe March 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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

ishmael musengezi March 26, 2014 at 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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