Debates and G.

D‟s

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GD/Debate could be:
• • • • • • • • An evaluation tool of your personality A quick check of your confidence levels Your ability to respond to challenges Your empathy skills quotient Your crisis management skills Your team building skills How street smart are you Out-of-the box, innovation dimension

GD/Debate could be
• • • • • Your stress handling ability Flair for Current affairs EQ levels Attitude and time management skills Impact and business sense that candidate possess.

G.D v/s Debate
• GD: • The number of participants usually varies from six to ten. • You don‟t have to take any side • Less aggression's involved • A GD usually aims at coming to a common conclusion • Debate: • One-on-one format or two-on-one format • You have to take sides essentially • The level of aggression is greater • There is no common conclusion in this case

G.D v/s Debate
• Time allotted for a GD is more than that of time allotted for a debate • The focus could be diluted and diverted easily because of the multitude of opinions • Time allotted is lesser • The focus will not be diluted or diverted easily

Group Discussion
• It‟s the process of exchange of ideas in a group for coming to a common conclusion • You should not be too aggressive in your attitude • A GD will not go on forever

Essentials of GD
• Wait for your chance • When two people clash, a pause follows immediately, that‟s your chance • Speak with determination • Initiation or conclusion will be a bonus

Essentials of a GD
• Take others opinion into consideration • Be emphatic, connect, appeal and convince • At any point of time, don‟t be frustrated/

Essentials of a debate
• It‟s not a war, it‟s just an event • You have to win over the judges and the audience not the person with whom you are debating • Give strong and valid points • Numbers, facts and figures are detrimental

Essentials of a debate
• Vary your tone to the maximum extent possible • Ask rhetoric questions • Involve everyone • Think and respond, don‟t merely react • You have to win minds, remember!

Skills development path
• Reading at least two biz mags • One leading daily national-TOI/IE • View sharing/Peer teams • Mock debates/GD‟s

Skills development path
• Thesaurus • General reading • Review/Evaluation 360 degree way • Ensure you don‟t get over confident along the way

Path ahead
• Watch n learn-the big fight,NDTV • Think big-Do big • Participate to the maximum extent possible • Learn-Unlearn;Relearn!!

Whom to watch-Iconic examples
• Navjot Singh Sidhu- On cricket being given more prominence • Rajdeep Sardesai-CNN IBN • Barkha Dutt-We the people • Barack Obama-HOPE! • Rahul Bose/Aamir Khan-Narmada Bachao Andolan • Rajeev Bajaj-Chetak to Pulasr

And then,
• • • • • Adapt what‟s good Don‟t imitate-You loose your originality Subtle observation Make notes/Keep reminders See that you evaluate/measure every adaptation/new step you‟re taking like a change in the accent/ change in the pace of speaking

Con-Current
• Use and misuse of social networking sites • Youth and Politics-Clean or Dirty • Is creating new states the path to development-Read Telangana • Organized retail v/s Unorganized retailWhere are we heading? • Using recession as a key to exploit human resources

Con-Current-2
• Pride n „Gay‟- Are we really liberal • How many „Satyams‟ really exist? Will we ever know • Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid. • “Brand Loyalty”-Is it slowly ceasing to exist • The changing face of bollywood, the changing phase of bollywood. • Indians still don‟t love, “love marriages”

Thank You

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