GROUP DISCUSSION : GROUP DISCUSSION Submitted By:
Parvesh Tulseja Learning Objectives : Learning Objectives Definition of Group Discussion
Prerequisites of a Group Discussion
Benefits in Group Discussion
Salient features Learning Objectives : Learning Objectives Do’s and Don’ts in Group Discussion
Important points in Group Discussion
Topics of importance frequently discussed Definition of Group Discussion : Definition of Group Discussion Group Discussion is a modern method of assessing students personality.
It is both a technique and an art and a comprehensive tool to judge the worthiness of the student and his appropriateness for the job. Group Discussion : Group Discussion The term suggests a discussion among a group of persons.
The group will have 8 to12 members who will express their views freely, frankly on a topic of current issue.
Within a time limit of 20 to 30 minutes, the abilities of the members of the group is measured. Prerequisites of a Group Discussion : Prerequisites of a Group Discussion Topics given by panelists
Planning and preparation
Knowledge with self-confidence
Body Language and personal appearance
Being calm and cool Prerequisites of a Group Discussion : Prerequisites of a Group Discussion Extensive knowledge base related to state, country and globe.
Areas are politics, sports, science & trade commerce, Industry and Technology, MNC, social, economical issues, etc.
Listening skills, Co-operation. Benefits in Group discussion : Benefits in Group discussion 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 Benefits of group discussion : Benefits of group discussion provides chance to Expose
people handling skills
General knowledge. Salient features of Group Discussion : Salient features of Group Discussion Topic may be given to judge your public speaking talent.
Discussion revolves around a specific subject.
The examiner does not interfere once he announced the topic.
Maintain cordiality and free expression of thought and opinion. 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. Do`s in Group Discussion : Do`s in Group Discussion Make only accurate statements.
Modulate the volume, pitch and tone.
Be considerate to the feelings of the others.
Try to get your turn.
Talk with confidence and self-assurance. Don’ts during Group Discussion : Don’ts during Group Discussion Being shy /nervous / keeping isolated from G.D
Interrupting another participant before his arguments are over
Don’t make fun of any participant even if his arguments are funny.
Don’t engage yourself in sub-group conversation. Don’ts during Group Discussion : Don’ts during Group Discussion 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. Important points in Group Discussion : Important points in Group Discussion Be assertive
A patient listener
Be analytical and fact-oriented Accept criticism : Accept criticism If any member of the group criticizes or disapproves a point, it is unwise to get upset or react sharply.
In case the criticism is flimsy, the same can be pointed out politely.
Maximize participation ; one must try to contribute fully, vigorously & steadily throughout the discussion. Accept criticism : Accept criticism Show leadership ability: A group discussion also evaluates your leadership qualities. Suggestions : Suggestions Never try to bluff.
Practice group discussion with friends on different subjects.
Remember !speech is a powerful weapon. THANK YOU : THANK YOU