Essentials of Group Discussion

Professional arena today demands people with good communication skills. In addition to these skills one must be well acquainted with the facts and figures. interviews and group discussions plays a vital role in the recruitment of any individual to company in the present scenario. Most of the people keep aloof from these group discussions, debates, elocution since childhood due to crowd fear or stage fear. This ultimately makes them weak in communication skills and hampers further. One must fully participate in such activities because they enhance one's communication, vocabulary, fluency in English and keeps one abreast with the current scenario. It also instills confidence in an individual to speak on any topic.

Group discussions makes us to participate in group and put forth our views. there is a lot of difference in a debate and a group discussion. In a debate there are two sides one in favour of the topic and other in opposition. They have to stick to their view. Instead in a group discussion there are no such groups. there is a healthy discussion to get a positive and a constructive conclusion. One can agree or disagree on the views of other fellow participants. Following are the few essentials which have to be kept in mind while participating in a group discussion:

1. Clarity of Topic:
When the topic of the group discussion is announced. One must move the vehicles of his/her own memory to gather all the points one can recollect. If one is totally unaware about the topic, one must not step ahead and initiate. He must first listen to the views of other, then understand the topic and then put forth his/her views.

2. Start where Left:
Start the discussion from where the other person has left the topic. Do not just start giving your views. Try to synchronise your views with the views of other. Try to show agreement with others if you are satisfied with the points else you can put forth your views on disagreement.

3. Active Participation:
One must actively participate in the group discussion to have a good impression on the jury as well as the fellow members. but this active participation should be emulsified with relevant views. Unnecessary and irrelevant points can put you in trouble and deduct the points. So be careful with your views.

4. Healthy Tone:
Try to put forward your views in healthy and impressive tone. Do not get aggressive when anybody opposes you or is against your point. It also reduces the points. Remain calm and cool.


Guest Author: mahek03 Oct 2009

It is indeed a very good program to discuss in a group as you get to know many new aspects of the topic in consideration and you learn lot of things and feel the part of it as your views are also counted in the same ....lovely discussion dear

Guest Author: Rohit Mian03 Oct 2009

Thanks a lot mahek for appreciating the resource. Will come up with other good articles in future.

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