HOW TO FACE GROUP DISCUSSION : A BRIEF OVERVIEW

What is group discussion?     A formal discussion Involving 10-12 participants 10A methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain skills that it desires It incorporates views of different team members to reach a common goal .

D.         Teamwork Reasoning ability Leadership quality Flexibility Initiative Creativity Communication skills Listening ability .Purpose of G.

can be classified into four types:types:1. Controversial topics 3. G. Factual topics 2. Abstract topics 4.D.D. Case studies .Types of G.

How to face G.? A group discussion consists of :  Communication skills  Knowledge and ideas regarding a given subject  Leadership and coordinating qualities  Exchange of thoughts  Addressing the group as a whole  Through preparation .D.

 Emotional outburst  Quality v/s quantity  Get noticed  Egotism showing off  Evaluating others . : Common Mistakes ´Who learns from mistakes is the one who has the wisdom and who repeats mistake is the one who does notµ.D.G.

. Remember that a discussion is not an argument. Respect the contribution of every speaker.Discussion Etiquette: Do & Don·t        Do: Do: Speak Pleasantly & Politely to the group. Don·t introduce irrelevant information. Try to stick the discussion Topic. Think about your contribution before you speak. Be aware of your body language when you are speaking.

Don·t dominate the discussion. Finger pointing & table thumping appear aggressive. . Don·t use many Gestures when you speak.Discussion Etiquette: Do & Don·t       Don·t: Don·t: Don·t loose your temper. Don·t interrupt. Avoid Shouting.

 Seek clarification if you have any doubts regarding the subject.  Take time to organize your thoughts. Think of what you are going to say.  Be . Do not try and be someone you are not.  A group discussion is your chance to be more vocal.Handy Tips for GD as natural as possible. The evaluator wants to hear you speak. Be yourself.

 Don't start speaking until you have clearly understood and analyzed the subject.Handy Tips for GD: Contd.  Work out various strategies to help you make an entry: initiate the discussion or agree with someone else's point and then move onto express your views. .

vain.your gestures and mannerisms are more likely to reflect your attitude than what you say. all your efforts of initiating the discussion will be in vain. Language skills are important only to the effect as to how you get your points across clearly and fluently. Your body language says a lot about you . insights during the discussion. Opening the discussion is not the only way of gaining attention and recognition. say. . If you do not give valuable recognition.Handy Tips for GD: Contd.

try to maintain a balanced tone dominating. The key is to stay objective: Don't take the discussion objective: personally. Be assertive not dominating. personally. in your discussion and analysis. Don't lose your cool if anyone says anything you object to. Instead try phrases like: `I disagree'. Always be polite: Try to avoid using extreme phrases like: `I polite: like: strongly object' or `I disagree'. analysis.Handy Tips for GD: Contd. like: would like to share my views on«' or `One difference on« between your point and mine«' or "I beg to differ with you" mine« . to.

let us hear your views" Essentially be subtle). . you can have a mock group discussion where you can learn from each other through giving and receiving feedback.X.   Brush up on your leadership skills." or ´Mr. Be receptive to others' opinions and do not be abrasive or aggressive. motivate the other members of the team to speak (this surely does not mean that the only thing that you do in the GD is to say "let us hear what the young lady with the blue scarf has to say.Handy Tips for GD: Contd. If you have a group of like-minded friends. and listen to their views.

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