Learning - Competitions | 10-18 yrs

How To Excel In Group Discussions


Group discussions, commonly abbreviated as GD, is nothing but “a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss the it among themselves for 15-20 minutes,” according to an article in Sharepoint Fever.

In short, GD becomes an important determinant of a true leader. And nowadays, GD has become a regular selection process in most of the companies and colleges. To make your child excel in these GDs, improving his cooperation skills is very necessary. According to an article in www.htcampus.com, you can ask your child to:

1) Acknowledge other’s point of view

2) Give others a chance to speak

3) Put forward his points clearly, with reasons, in case he disagrees with some other point

4) Re-phrase it coherently giving that person due credit, if someone has said something that he agrees with

5) If someone is struggling to speak up, encourage that person to talk by giving them an opening

These actions will ensure that his knowledge about GSs are conveyed to the panellists and his scores are levelled up. To learn more about the skills your child will need to ace a GD and how you can help, flip through this ClipBook


Group Discussion And Its Importance

As in a football game, where you play like a team, passing the ball to each team member and aim for a common goal, GD is also based on teamwork, incorporating views of different team members to reach a common goal.

Skills Required For A Group Discussion

Be it for admission to a B-school or a campus placement as part of your MBA curriculum or for recruitment to a multi-national company, you should emerge as a leader in the truest sense.

Types Of Group Discussions

There are roughly four types of group discussion topics: Factual speech topics, Controversial and argumentative issues, Abstract discussion material and Case studies. Read on to find out more about the different types of GD topics. This list compr...

Positive And Negative Task Roles

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Initiating, Leading And Concluding

Initiating, leading and concluding a GD are essential techniques to get noticed and earn brownie points in a Group Discussion. There are many ways in which you can make your performance impressive and effective in a GD.

Phrases To Use

What phrases can be used to start a discussion, to continue a discussion, to disagree in a polite way, to agree, to clear doubts, to summarise, etc? Read on.

Mind Your Body Language

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Dos And Don’Ts Of Gd

As you have to participate in a Group Discussion. several questions spring to your mind. You want to know what actions and gestures can get you positive points and what can cost you the selection. Here’s a list of Dos and Don’ts of participating i...

Group Discussion Myth Busters

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