Group Discussion Tips
- Before getting ready to start a Group Discussion, you need to understand a few Group Discussion Rules.
- Accordingly, it is very important to know and follow certain basic etiquette of the group discussion to become well versed and taste the success.
- What and how you speak in the group discussion matters a lot; Be it your content or the articulating skills matters a lot in the GD.
- Being Positive to others, you should be polite with your answers without being arrogant.
- The below tips suggested by few experts share certain basic ethics for a Group Discussion, have a look at them below.
- The main motive of a GD is to assess the knowledge of the candidate on actual company requirement as well as for the quick mass elimination of undeserving candidates, so don’t forget to dig about the company before you go for an interview.
- It is vital for you as a candidate that will leave a lasting impression to get selected.
We can focus on some neutral to -dos
Maintain The Eye Contact
Not only the conductor, even the participant’s matter. Look at them in a confident manner while speaking on the topic.
Break the Ice
If possible, take the first go. It is not always suggestible but most of the times you can. One who speaks first gets the first-mover’s advantage and can set the tone by adding newer points.
It’s very important to know about the subject you are talking about. You’ll be handicapped from the beginning if you have no knowledge of What’s happening? So read newspapers to expand your general awareness.
It’s a bad manner to interrupt someone’s speech. Even if you disagree with his argument, wait till the speaker finishes and then you can counter/debate over his viewpoint.
Speak clearly in an understandable manner, in a neutral tone; don’t be over-aggressive or over-zealous.
Stick to the Topic
If by any chance the group deviates from the topic, be sure to bring the discussion back on track. Extra weight age to the doer!
Display Positive Attitude
Have a positive and confident attitude. Do not sound vague and dull and don’t try to dominate the discussion and maintain a good body language.
Quality Matters, Not Quantity
Don’t talk just because you are expected to. Be a quality contributor to the discussion. Irrelevant pointers or topics should be avoided.
Group discussion doesn’t always mean you’ve to talk throughout. Good listening is also seen. So, pay close attention and strategize your next move according to the mood of the debate.
Avoid Unnecessary Detailing
The basic subject analysis is enough. Do not keep harping on the same issue to increase the talking time. Redundancy is never appreciated. You should use your turn correctly and deliver your thoughts in a short and simple manner.
Therefore, remember that you will not get several re-takes in a GD, and handling a situational GD topic with a non-tailored general approach would miss your career opportunity. Hence, always go prepared!
–Wilfred Rohit Peters