Group discussion is a collective discussion, we do with participants. We get a chance to exchange ideas with people around us, but we do lack the etiquette of the same.
There are certain parameters we should keep in mind while doing the same.
Here are the skills that are judged in a group discussion mentioned below
- HOW GOOD YOU ARE AT COMMUNICATION WITH OTHERS
It is really important to have a well-structured talk with people. Fluency is something that should always be there in a conversation to make any talk smooth. Along with fluency, we should avoid making grammatical mistakes and carry good confidence.
- HOW EASILY YOU BEHAVE AND INTERACT WITH THE OTHER GROUP MEMBERS
It is always judged the way we behave in front of people. To sound polite and not to be harsh with people is important. We should always use formal terms with our participants. Avoid using negative statements.
- HOW OPEN MINDED YOU ARE
A group discussion is full of different opinions. People tend to share some facts about a particular topic which might irritate us or won’t match our opinion. Changing facial expressions at such a point might leave a negative impact. We should always be open to listen and grab other’s points without being negative.
- HOW GOOD IS YOUR SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE
Another crucial parameter on which a candidate is judged is subject knowledge. Appearing in a GD, it is extremely important to have subject knowledge of the topic. Interviewers not only expect a candidate to speak, but they look in a matter that makes sense – this can only happen if you are well-aware of the topic that is provided during the GD.
- LEADERSHIP SKILLS
When participating in a GD, it is important to lead the discussion – this will give the interviewer the impression that you are well-aware of the topic that needs to be discussed. Driving the discussion is a good idea, but make sure that you appear as a leader and not a dominator
- WAYS OF PRESENTING VIEWS
You must be careful about how you present your views. The point that is being discussed in the GD must be relevant and make sense. Many candidates know what to talk about, but they do not know how to present it. Scattered thoughts will only confuse the examiner. Avoid putting all the points at one go. Make sure that you keep your point’s one by one which will help people understand you and will also help you last longer in a discussion.