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Group Discussion

Group Discussion



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    • Table of Content
      • Definition of Group Discussion
      • Characteristics of Group Discussion
      • Prerequisites of a Group Discussion
      • Benefits in Group Discussion
      • Why Companies have GD?
      • How to Prepare for GD
      • Assessment of GD
      • Discussion Etiquette
      • Important points in Group Discussion
      • Suggestion
    • Definition of Group Discussion
      Group Discussion is a novel way to assess person’s personality.
      It is both a technique and an art to judge the capacity of the person and his aptness for the job.
    • Characteristics of Group Discussion
      The term suggests a discussion or exchange of views and thoughts among a group of persons.
      The group will have members around 5-10 who will express their views, ideas freely in a friendly manner, on the given topic.
      The abilities of the members of the group is measured on certain scale as time limit, skills, knowledge etc.
    • Prerequisites of a Group Discussion
      Topics given by panelists
      Planning and preparation
      Knowledge with self-confidence
      Communication skills/ power of speech
      Body Language and personal appearance
      Being calm and cool
    • Benefits in Group discussion
      It helps you to have better understanding of the subject
      It stimulates critical thinking
      It helps the group to make decisions consensually.
      It improves your listening skills.
      It increases your confidence in speaking.
      It helps you to understand your strength and weakness.
      It improves your Leadership Skills.
    • Why Companies have GD?
      Companies conduct group discussion to check
      Interactive skills
      Ability to work in team
      Your Analytical skills and Subject knowledge
      Your Problem solving and Critical thinking skills.
      Your attitude and confidence.
    • How to Prepare for GD
      GD preparation involves three basic aspects:
      Group Speaking Preparation
      Content Preparation
      Listening preparation
    • How to Prepare for GD
      Group Speaking Preparation:
      Enhance your vocabulary to enhance your fluency, practice tone modulation, and try to speak in front of mirror on some topic.
      Content Preparation:
      Choose the current affair topic from different perspectives like personal, social, political, cultural, academics, etc.
      Listening preparation:
      Participate in some discussions as an active observer and try to evolve one’s thought process by adding different perspectives.
    • Assessment of GD
      Leadership Skills - Ability to take initiative and able to lead, influence and carry the team along to achieve the organization's objectives.
      Communication Skills -Candidates will be assessed in terms of clarity of thought, expression and aptness of language.
      Interpersonal Skills– Interacting and managing the people is an important aspect of any job.
      Persuasive Skills - The ability to analyze and persuade the people.
    • Discussion Etiquette
      Take initiative.
      Stay with the topic .
      Think before you speak
      Make original points & support them by substantial reasoning .
    • Discussion Etiquette
      Listen to the other participants actively & carefully.
      Be polite to the group
      Regulate you voice through tone modulation
      Try to get your turn
      Be aware of your Kinesics.
    • Discussion Etiquette
      Be nervous or shy ;it isolates u from G.D
      Interrupt another participant before his claim or discussion is over
      Speak in favor ; example: Establish your position and stand by it stubbornly
    • DON’T
      Change opinions
      Don’t make mockery of any participant even if his arguments are funny.
      Excessive Use of personal anecdotes and experiences.
      Discussion Etiquette
    • Important Points In Group Discussion
      Be Assertive: An assertive person is direct , honest and careful about not to hurt others ‘self-respect’.
      Be Patient Listener: Listening to another person is one way of showing appreciation.
      Use Appropriate Language : Words can make friends & right words at the right time make the best results.
      Be Precise and Authentic: It is necessary to make relevant points which can be supported with facts and analyzed logically.
    • Accept Criticism
      If any member of the group criticizes or disapproves a point, it is unwise to get upset or react hastily.
      In case the criticism is flimsy, the same can be pointed out politely.
      Show leadership quality: A group discussion also evaluates your leadership qualities.
    • Accept Criticism
      Accept other's point of view
      Express your argument with few facts, cases, %, Newspapers publications etc.
      Express without hurting others feelings.
    • Suggestions
      Never try to bluff.
      Control your emotions.
      Focus on Quality of content rather than quantity
      Get noticed - But for the right reasons
      Practice group discussion with friends , family on different subjects.
      Remember !Speech is a powerful weapon.