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Successful Group Discussion (GD) Tips

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GDs Judge Your

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation and Convincing skills
  • Assertive skills
  • Empathy and consideration for others opinion

Skills to be honed for GD

  • Self-control and patience
  • Be friendly, warm and cooperative
  • Speak intimately, informally
  • Don't see others as adversaries
  • Be receptive
  • Appreciate the good points of others
  • During heated arguments, be silent, then give a studied opinion and take control of the situation

Pay attention to

  • What you speak
  • When you speak
  • How you speak

During the GD

  • Try for consensus
  • If there is a conflict, take control
  • Give positive angle to the discussion
  • Complement and consolidate
  • Don't cry out or shout

Ending the GD

  • Sum up the discussion with the observer's consent
  • Add some points as your view
  • Thank all Post GD
  • Shake hands
  • Thank All

To flavor your participation in GDs, use the expressions like

  • With your permission, may i supplement?
  • May I intervene?
  • May I add to that - May I Suggest?
  • There is or can be another angle?
  • While supporting what you said, may I add?
  • With your permission, sir, may I sum up the discussion?
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