About Group Discussion Skills & Free PPT on GD

By | May 8, 2012

If you are thinking about MBA please be assure that you speak well in group.

Group discussion is something that convincing people about your ideas. MBA is about convincing people to keep confidence in you and your business

Following tips and Presentation will help you Knowing more about Group Discussion

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Many of the problems that arise in group discussion  result from members who do not have discussion skills. Being able to properly participate in a discussion group is similar to reading. If you have a lot of experience with discussions, it is likely that you will do well in a discussion group.

During a discussion, it is important for members to always stay on topic. It is bad etiquette to raise issues that are not related to the subject of the discussion. When members raise issues that are off topic, they can waste time and prevent the group from achieving a certain goal. Most group discussions will have a time limit.

The group will have little time to waste talking about topics that are not relevant to the subject. Because of this, it is always important to make sure any questions or statements you make are related to the topic.


Following are some tips for Group discussion :

1) Keep eye contact while speaking:
Do not look at the evaluators only. Keep eye contact with every team member while speaking.

2) Initiate the GD:
Initiating the GD is a big plus. But keep in mind – Initiate the group discussion only when you understood the GD topic clearly and have some topic knowledge. Speaking without proper subject knowledge is bad impression.

3) Allow others to speak:
Do not interrupt anyone in-between while speaking. Even if you don’t agree with his/her thoughts do not snatch their chance to speak. Instead make some notes and clear the points when it’s your turn.

4) Speak clearly:
Speak politely and clearly. Use simple and understandable words while speaking. Don’t be too aggressive if you are disagreeing with someone. Express your feelings calmly and politely.

5) Make sure to bring the discussion on track:
If by any means group is distracting from the topic or goal then simply take initiative to bring the discussion on the track. Make all group members aware that you all need to come to some conclusion at the end of the discussion. So stick to the topic.

6) Positive attitude:
Be confident. Do not try to dominate anyone. Keep positive body language. Show interest in discussion.

7) Speak sensibly:
Do not speak just to increase your speaking time. Don’t worry even if you speak less. Your thoughts should be sensible and relevant instead of irrelevant speech.

8 ) Listen carefully to others:
Speak less and listen more! Pay attention while others are speaking. This will make coherent discussion and you will get involved in the group positively. You will surely make people agree with you.

9) No need to go into much details:
Some basic subject analysis is sufficient. No need to mention exact figures while giving any reference. You have limited time so be precise and convey your thoughts in short and simple language.

10) Formal dressing:
Do not take it casually. No fancy and funny dressing. You should be comfortable while speaking in group. Positive gesture and body language will make your work easy.

Follow these 10 simple rules to easily crack the GD.


Do’s & Don’t.

Guidelines :- As a student and later as a professional you may have a take part in a group discussion. Try to cultivate trails and sharpen the ones you already have. Given below some guidelines of

Do’s and Don’ts.

1. Define the topic.
2. Analyse the scope.
3. Initiate the discussion.
4. Listen to the views of others.
5. Intervene forcefully but politely.
6. Summarize the views of others before presenting your point of view.
7. Be brief.
8. Concede or agree to other’s points.
9. Speak with proper pronunciation.
10. Summarize at the end.
11. State the conclusions reached.


1. Don’t be assertive.
2. Don’t monopolize or dominate the discussion.
3. Don’t make personal remarks.
4. Don’t jump to conclusions.
5. Neither raise your voice too high or speak too softly.
6. Do not use agressive gestures.
7. Sit in a relaxed, alert position

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