Hey buddies Group discussion (GD) is a new trend that has come up in order to evaluate student personality. Group discussion is a simulated exercise for group of individuals with similar interest who gather to bring up ideas and share their views. Today many of candidates are struggling to crack Group Discussion. But don’t worry here we will provide you to a guide in a simple way for how to handle them to ensure a positive outcome.
IS GD IMPORTANT?
Just we consider the dictionary meaning of Group Discussion is to talk about a subject in detail. But, It helps the candidate in understanding his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Whenever we exchange differing views on an issue, we get a clearer picture of the topic and are able to understand it. The understanding makes us better equipped to deal with the problem.This is exact the main purpose of a Group Discussion(GD).
POINTS TO JUDGE IN THE GROUP DISCUSSION:
During the Group Discussion the evaluator mainly consider on..
- How Your Communication with team members and your listening skills.
- How you Interact with a group,and Ability to work in a team.
- Your Leadership qualities and decision making skills.
- How much your Confidence level and Attitude and finally your logical views on the topic.
For Making good impression while speaking in a group discussion you just follow below tips and ensure positive outcome in the Group Discussion.
BEST GROUP DISCUSSION TIPS FOR FRESHERS :
Here our team provides you to top 10 latest tips to crack GD successfully. You just go through below points definitely you will ensure positive outcome in the GD.
1.BE PUNCTUAL AND WEAR FORMAL DRESS :
You should be arrive on time and your dressing gives a sense of your attitude to the evaluator. This is not a casual meeting, but it will help you get a good impression and it could make difference your selection.
For boys : Wear neatly-ironed and collored formal shirts
For Girls : Wear either Indian or Western formals.
Avoid too much make up, and un-ironed shirts.
2. KEEP EYE CONTACT WHILE SPEAKING :
Eye contact is necessary you should maintain with all your team members, but not evaluators. because evaluators are not a part of the discussion. Ensure that you get to speak your point, So the other members hear you, the evaluators will too.
3.JUST BE YOURSELF AND NOT AGGRESSIVE :
You should be as natural as possible. Do not try and be someone you are not. You just have Confidence,but not over confident guy. Speak politely and clearly. Don’t be too aggressive on opposing candidate, you just express your feelings calmly and politely.
4.TALK ON YOUR NOTED POINTS LOGICALLY :
Always carry a pen and a notebook. This allows you to refer to what others have said previously.
Try and sort out contradictions and arguments.
Maintain clarity on the topic or goal and apply Logic.
Providing a meaningful direction to the discussion always leaves a good impression from the evaluators.
5.DON’T BLUFF IN THE GROUP DISCUSSION :
During group discussion this is one of the biggest mistakes made by majority of students . They feel like they should counter every single comment made by other members of GD. You should keep in mind that the panel monitoring guyz has vast experience and they understands which comments are worthy or not. Therefore it is better do not to react on every comment just focused on valuable content of the topic.
6.TRY TO AVOID DOMINANT PHRASES :
Don’t use extreme phrases like: ” I strongly object ” or ” I disagree” .
Instead try phrases like:” I would like to share my views on…” or ” One difference between your point and mine…” It will get good opinion from evaluator.
7.BRING THE DISCUSSION ON TRACK:
It’s another factor to carry some more credentials to you. If group is distracting from the topic or goal then simply you take initiative to bring the discussion on the track.
Make all group members aware that you all need to come to some conclusion at the end of the discussion. So stick to the topic.
8.GO SIMPLE AND DON’T DEEP INTO TOPIC :
In Group Discussion basic Topic analysis is sufficient. No need to go exact figures. Because you have only limited time so be precise and convey your views in short and simple language.
9 :MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE GESTURES :
During Group Discussion take care of your body language because it says a lot about you, your gestures and mannerisms are more likely to reflect your attitude than what you say.
10 BE THE INITIATOR AS WELL AS CONCLUDER :
Initiating the GD is a big plus. But keep in mind Initiate the group discussion only when you understood the GD topic clearly and have some topic knowledge. Speaking without proper subject knowledge is bad impression. Concluding it too also adds more credential. If you can grab the opportunity to close the discussion, then you should summarize it. If the group has not reached a conclusion try concluding it.