GROUP DISCUSSION
Contents•   What is Group Discussion?•   Its’ Importance•   Prerequisites•   Benefits in GD•   Benefits of GD•   Do’s and ...
What is Group Discussion?• a discussion among a group of 8 to 12  members about a common topic• each member would express ...
Why it is conducted?• To assess students personality.• To judge the worthiness of the student and his  appropriateness for...
Skills accessed in a GD•   Communication Skills•   Interpersonal Skills•   Leadership Skills•   Motivational Skills•   Tea...
Prerequisites•   Planning and preparation•   Knowledge with self-confidence•   Communication skills/ power of speech•   Pr...
Benefits in GD•   Stimulation of thinking in a new way.•   Expansion of knowledge•   Understanding of your strength and we...
Benefits of GD•   provides chance to Expose•   Language skills•   Academic knowledge•   Leadership skills•   people handli...
Do’s in GD•   Keep eye contact while speaking•   Initiate the GD•   Allow others to speak•   Speak clearly•   Make sure to...
Do’s in GD•   Be Yourself•   Take time to organize your thoughts•   Body language•   Don’t lose your cool•   Make only acc...
Don’ts in GD•   Being shy /nervous / keeping isolated from G.D•   Interrupting another participant•   Speak in favour•   L...
Important Points to be noted•   Be assertive•   A patient listener•   Right language•   Be analytical and fact-oriented
Suggestions•   Never try to bluff.•   Practice group discussion with friends on different subjects.•   Remember !speech is...
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  1. 1. GROUP DISCUSSION
  2. 2. Contents• What is Group Discussion?• Its’ Importance• Prerequisites• Benefits in GD• Benefits of GD• Do’s and Don’ts in GD• Suggestions
  3. 3. What is Group Discussion?• a discussion among a group of 8 to 12 members about a common topic• each member would express his/her views freely, frankly in a friendly manner, on a topic of current issue.
  4. 4. Why it is conducted?• To assess students personality.• To judge the worthiness of the student and his appropriateness for the job.• To analyze the various skills of students
  5. 5. Skills accessed in a GD• Communication Skills• Interpersonal Skills• Leadership Skills• Motivational Skills• Team Building Skills• Divergent Thinking• Listening skills• Presentation Skills• Analytical / Logical skills
  6. 6. Prerequisites• Planning and preparation• Knowledge with self-confidence• Communication skills/ power of speech• Presentation• Body Language and personal appearance• Being calm and cool• Extensive knowledge base related to state, country and globe.• Areas are politics, sports, science &trade commerce, Industry and Technology,etc.• Analyze the social, economical issues logistically .• Listening skills• Co-operation.
  7. 7. Benefits in GD• Stimulation of thinking in a new way.• Expansion of knowledge• Understanding of your strength and weakness.• Your true personality is revealed and qualities of leadership crystallize
  8. 8. Benefits of GD• provides chance to Expose• Language skills• Academic knowledge• Leadership skills• people handling skills• Team work• General knowledge.
  9. 9. Do’s in GD• Keep eye contact while speaking• Initiate the GD• Allow others to speak• Speak clearly• Make sure to bring the discussion on track• Positive attitude• Speak sensibly• Listen carefully to others• No need to go into much details• Formal dressing
  10. 10. Do’s in GD• Be Yourself• Take time to organize your thoughts• Body language• Don’t lose your cool• Make only accurate statements.• Try to get your turn
  11. 11. Don’ts in GD• Being shy /nervous / keeping isolated from G.D• Interrupting another participant• Speak in favour• Looking at the panel while you are speaking• Making fun of any participant• Engaging yourself in sub-group conversation.• Repeated use of irrelevant materials.• Addressing yourself to the examiner.• Worrying about making some grammatical mistakes• Getting upset or reacting sharply when a member criticize you.
  12. 12. Important Points to be noted• Be assertive• A patient listener• Right language• Be analytical and fact-oriented
  13. 13. Suggestions• Never try to bluff.• Practice group discussion with friends on different subjects.• Remember !speech is a powerful weapon.• Don’t be disheartened if you did not do well in your First Group Discussion. Remember, Practice makes man perfect!!!!!

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