KI UNIQUE GROUP DISCUSSION
A group discussion (GD) is a simulated exercise, where you cannot suddenly put up a show, since the evaluators will see through you easily. About 10% importance, in the selection criteria by IIM’s, is given to GD’s. So, this is as imperative as the written test .There are some unique tips which can be of great help to ace GD.
- Bring out new ideas, i.e., be seen as an idea leader.
- Leadership skills should be developed as such that you are the person spoken to the most.
- One must have presence of mind.
- Then comes the content factor. Content should be rich and exemplified correctly. Remember if you can prove what you said, no one can question your abilities.
- Always be the initiator and concluder of the GD then being a participant. But if you are participant always try to be the most vital/key participant.
- Put points firmly and always try to get others support too.
- If you find that the discussion is going off-track, then do not lose an opportunity to bring it back to stream. This can fetch you the maximum points.
- Try to keep latest information on the topic.
- Be very polite, people may try to provoke you to get more points but try to keep your cool.
- Don't wait for your turn to speak when discussion is on. Interrupt politely if you want to put forward your points.
- Last but not the least; keep an eye on the time given for discussion. Score points by wrapping up the discussion if you feel that the discussion is heating but the time is going to be over.
- During conclusion, do end with the conclusion note. That shows your leadership quality.
- Voice level should be clear and assertive.
- Use enhanced language which is high in vocabulary and is expressive.
- Maintain proper eye contact while the discussion.
- Speak where relevant but speak where it strikes the most.
Everything should be organized and prepared. A lack of organization will convey a bad message to other members, and this is something you will want to avoid. If the members of the group need to be organized for the discussion, it is important for you to let them know this, beforehand. If you don't communicate with them effectively, it can cause a number of problems.
- Finally have a good knowledge case.
- Put forth your arguments logically.
- The quality of what you say is more valuable than the quantity.
In short, initiate the GD.Make body of the GD through quotes, questions, definitions, shock statements etc. And then summarise the GD.