group disscussion

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Good morning….. : 

Good morning…..

Welcome : 


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group discussion

General seating arrangements : 

General seating arrangements Probably the discussion seating will be carried in circular shape it self

contents : 

contents What is a group discussion Why do we have group discussion Structure of a group discussion Types in group discussion Categories in group discussion Qualities to be followed Do’s and don’ts Tips to follow

Group discussion means…. : 

Group discussion means….

Definition of group discussion : 

Definition of group discussion A group discussion (GD) is a form for discussing a topic with common objectives of finding a solution for problem or discussing an issue.

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It helps you to understand a subject more deeply. It improves your ability to think critically. It helps in solving a particular problem. It helps the group to make a particular decision. It gives you the chance to hear other students' ideas. It improves your listening skills. It increases your confidence in speaking. It can change your attitudes. ?

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Why it is part of a selection process? Though GD is about discussing an issue , it involves more than just analytical thinking of a person. Written test will test the knowledge of a person . Interview can give an inside to his emotional and intellectual quotient , but a GD can access one’s ability to meaningfully contribute towards the teams goals and way he can work under stress

Structure of group discussion.1. formal discussion.2. informal discussion. : 

Structure of group discussion.1. formal discussion.2. informal discussion.

Formal group discussion : 

Formal group discussion

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Informal group discussion

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Types of GD. Free wheeling (or) student led. Moderator led. Detail observatory style.

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Types in group discussion Factual topic Controversial topic Abstract topic

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Factual: these are about practical things, which an ordinary person is aware of in his day-to-day life. Controversial: these are the ones argumentative in nature. abstract: these are about intangible things.

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Qualities that are vital in GD Besides looking for a right kind of person, employers look for the right qualities. These qualities are necessary to be able to work in an organization. they are….. Problem solving capacity Analytical thinking Receptiveness Communication skills Team work

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A group discussion consists of - Communication Skills Knowledge and ideas regarding a given subject Capability to co-ordinate and lead Exchange of thoughts Addressing the group as a whole Thorough preparations

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Qualities…. Team Player Reasoning Ability Leadership Flexibility Assertiveness Initiative Creativity/ Out of the box thinking Inspiring ability Listening Awareness

Do’s in group discussion : 

Do’s in group discussion Appropriate to the issue . Make original points & support them by substantial reasoning . Listen to the other participants actively &carefully. Whatever you say must be with a logical flow , & validate it with an example as far as possible. Make only accurate statements.

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Modulate the volume, pitch and tone. Be considerate to the feelings of the others. Try to get your turn. Be an active and dynamic participant by listening. Talk with confidence and self-assurance

Don’ts in group discussion : 

Don’ts in group discussion Being shy /nervous / keeping isolated from G.D Interrupting another participant before his arguments are over Speak in favour example : Establish your position and stand by it stubbornly Changed opinions Don’t make fun of any participant even if his arguments are funny

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Don’t engage yourself in sub-group conversation. Don’t repeat and use irrelevant materials. Addressing yourself to the examiner. Worrying about making some grammatical mistakes , for your interest the matter you put across are important.

Tips to follow…. : 

Tips to follow…. Dress properly. Be confident. Body language. Keep pen on paper.

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Don’t interrupt frequently. Communication skills. Initiate the discussion. Don’t be aggressive. Acknowledge others points.

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Don’t keep points in store. Don’t get personal. Be flexible. Participate throughout and don’t be repetitive. Remember you are in a team. Motivate others. Summarize the discussion.



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