FALLSEM2020-21_ENG5003_LO_VL2020210107897_Reference_Material_I_20-Oct-2020_GROUP_DISCUSSION_18.ppt

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GROUP DISCUSSIONby Prof. danielanburaj
Communication is not all about Communication is not all about what you say but what others what you say but what others understandunderstand.”.”Man has always used discussions and conversations as ways to communicate.When does conversation become a discussion?“When two or more people talk about a particular issue in detail-exploring its various dimensions and exchanging ideas intelligently, we say they are ‘discussing’ it”
We hear discussions in the college canteen, in the train, at the bus stop, during a meeting and anywhere where people come together. Can we disagree without being disagreeable?Can we be assertive without being aggressive?Can we listen and not just speak?Can we be analytical without being critical?
Group Discussion-DefinitionGroup Discussion-DefinitionA GD is 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, a group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss it for 15-20 minutes.
Some of the personality traits the GD is Some of the personality traits the GD is trying to gaugetrying to gauge:Oral CommunicationInitiativeClarity of thoughtDecision making abilityPresence of mindManaging situational stressListening capacity
FlexibilityInterpersonal team playMaturityReasoning abilityInfluencing abilityLeadership skillsProblem solving skillsBody language
Why Group DiscussionWhy Group Discussioninteractive skills how good you are at communicating with othersto check how you behave, participate and contribute in a group how much importance do you give to the group objective as well as your own how well do you listen to viewpoints of others how open-minded are you in accepting views contrary to your own.
Types of GD:-Types of GD:-GDs can betopic-basedor case-based.

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