What is a group discussion? Why group? Why discussion? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ideas can be generated. Ideas can be shared. Ideas can be tried. Ideas can be responded. Groups provide support for any effort. Working in groups drive away monotony.


A ± Attitude Set your goal ± plan actions Winning attitudes Continuing learning. National and international issues.Preparing for group discussions K A S H Strategies. Practice skills . K ± KNOWLEDGE Social awareness Knowledge in current affairs.

S . .Skills Develop through practice. Presentation skills. Communication Skills Non-verbal skills H ± Honesty. Admit your mistakes.Preparing for group discussions K A S H Strategies. Learn from mistakes. Honesty all through your efforts.

Sets limits for expectations. Expresses self honestly and as quickly as possible. But mainly win-win. I got rights.STYLES OF COMMUNICATION. Closed mind. Aggressive MOTTOS AND BELIEFS Every one should be like me. . I have rights as others have. Poor listener Will not accept other¶s views. Effective. But you don¶t. Interrupts and Monopolizing Indirect expressions Always agrees Hesitant. Believes in self and others. Always we only do not win. Others have more rights than I do. Passive Assertive Communication Skills. Won¶t express feelings. I am never wrong. Active listener. Won¶t disagree.

Actions have objectives. Puts others down Asks permission Never thinks they would be unnecessarily. Takes appropriate action without denying others. . Consistent. . Difficulty in implementing plans. even for Know ± it ± all type. Loses for others. but not self. Non-judgmental. Achieves goal but at the cost of others. Action with plans. Open and flexible. Aggressive Passive Assertive Characteristics. Self-conscious Trusts others. him. Bossy. Behavior. make choices. Tries to sit on both sides of the fence. Doesn't get what he wants.STYLES OF COMMUNICATION. Confident. Apologetic. Dominating and bullying Patronizing condemning and sarcastic. Playful and sense of humor.Sighs a lot. Decisive and proactive. Allows others take decisions for self. Realistic and fair. Lets others right.

Fast when anxious and slow when in doubt. Want more options. Critical and loud. Nods head often. Shakes fingers. Just do it. You have more experience than I do. Low volume Meek. Aggressive Passive Assertive Non-verbal Cues.. Attentive and interested facial expressions. I choose to . low. Is there any other way? .STYLES OF COMMUNICATION. Frowns ± glares ± stares. Verbal Cues. Down cast eyes. Verbal abuse.. Your must ( should or ought) Don¶t why. Open and natural gestures. you should do it. Points fingers. Monotone. Confident and relaxed posture. Rigid posture. Vocal volume appropriate. Direct eye-contact.

Aggressive Passive Powerlessness Wonders why good work is not always rewarded. Ill health. Even tempered. Anger Hostility . Motivated. Assertive Feelings. Increased self confidence. . Effects. Wastes time and energy on supervising others. Promotes other¶s causes. Balanced mind.STYLES OF COMMUNICATION.Enthusiasm. Provokes counter aggression. Builds up dependency relations.

.EVALUATION FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS. HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS? Personality Communication Skills Knowledge Leadership and teamwork.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS? Personality Smartness ± dress ± smile on the face Cheerfulness ± free from tensions and nervousness.EVALUATION FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS. . Enthusiasm ± attitude of taking that one step extra.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS? Communication Skills Fluency ± not speed. But poise and right word in the right place.EVALUATION FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS. Clarity ± Effectiveness of the message. Logic ± the presentation skill. .

.EVALUATION FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS. ± Topic related. Factual info and data. Depth ± in and out of the subject. HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS? Knowledge Relevance.

Being in the forefront. ± ability to work with people. HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS? Leadership Initiative ± taking the lead. Cooperation and consolidation. Team Spirit.EVALUATION FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS. Breaking the ice. .

Ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem from a different perspective. Interpersonal Skills . that self-centered.Ability to interact with others. . 1. Persuasive Skills .Emotional balance. . .Your Innate Skills. 2.More people centric.

4. Generate Idea. Think differently and Search for new ideas. 3.Your Innate Skills. . This shows your creative ability. But to remain calm and balanced is your ability to withstand pressure. and about 10 ± 15 group of people each trying to ascertain themselves. . Pressure. So naturally there will be pressure on you. You may scream shout. annoy or agitate. Too short a time like 20 minutes.Don¶t remain to be a copy cat.

Read books/magazines/Newspapers/ watch TVs. Conceptualizing Skills. Your ability to grasp the situation and look it to a macro level. This is a overall perspective. Talk to educated elite and discuss problems. 6. In depth knowledge. An overall picture as related to other issues in that environment. Examining the issue from different disciplinary perspective. . 5.Your Innate Skills.

DO NOT SHOUT.´ . say it politely. but appreciate the idea. As already chaos exists.Behavioural Traits. it is you that has to bring order in the house. 2. ³ I do appreciate your idea. It will take you no where. GD is not fighting for your stand. Then the whole group jumps on it and sanity is restored. A word of appreciation any good idea would be idea. but I am convinced about mine. Assertiveness to your stand. Direct the house with some new thinking. If there is disagreement. DISPLAY AN OPEN MIND. 1.

and then pass on your looks to the whole crowd. move your hands approbatory. . d) Don¶t show finger and shake. Instead. nod your head indicating that you are listening carefully. tells that you are totally relaxed and not participative. c) Try to look at a person who is speaking/listening. a) Too much laid back with all your weight. Occasionally.Behavioural Traits. 3. BE AWARE OF YOUR POSTURE AND BODY MOVEMENT Your body posture speaks a lot about your attitude. b) Too much of forward bend make you a shaky person.