2 Why a G.D? Helps to explore & understand a subject more deeply Improves ability to think criticallyHelps in Problem SolvingEnables decision making through consensus
3 Why a G.D? Gives exposure to others’ ideas Allows you to ventilate your viewsCan change attitudes & influence others’ thinking
4 Factual Topic Controversial Topics Abstract Topics Case Studies G.D – 4 kinds of topicsFactual TopicControversial TopicsAbstract TopicsCase Studies
5 Factual topics The Educational policy of India Tourism in India State of the Aged in India
6 Controversial Topics Reservations should be abolished India doesn’t need Chandrayaan at this junctureWomen Make Better managers
7 Abstract TopicsA drop is mightier than an oceanAll in the name of a chairRolling stone gathers no moss
8 Case StudiesIt’s 2009, Tata’s Nano has been rolled out & Maruti’s sales are dwindling. What should Maruti’s strategy be to withstand the competition & keep up it’s sales?
9 Characteristics of a successful G.D. Agreement on group goalsGoal oriented interactionAgreement on proceduresCooperative and friendly atmosphereUse of effective comm. TechniquesEquitable distribution of participationShared leadership
10 General Selection Criteria Subject KnowledgeOral Comm. SkillsLeadership (Initiative, Motivation, Assertiveness, Objectivity …)Team Management (Positive Attitude, Cooperation, Coordination …)Appropriate Body Language
12 For individual contribution Topic AnalysisDiscuss OpinionsDiscuss ProblemsDiscuss Case Studies
13 Interaction Strategies Exchanging Opinions- Ask for/ Give Opinions- Support your Opinions- Balance Various Perspectives
14 Content Generation - Three Approaches KWASPELTVAP
15 KWA Approach Key Word Approach Deconstruct the TopicIdentify & Explain the key Terms
16 KWA Approach-5 W’s and 1 H WHERE ? WHY ? WHOM ? WHAT ? WHEN ? Place ReceiverWHOM ?ObjectiveWHY ?Subject/TopicWHAT ?Means/MethodHOW ?TimeWHEN ?
17 SPELT ApproachSocio- Politico – Economic- Legal- Technical Angle
18 VAP ApproachView Point Of Affected PartyMultiple Perspectives of all those who have a stake
19 Tips to Remember! Be as Natural as possible Take time to organize your pointsStart speaking after youhave clearly understood your pointsInitiate the discussion if you have good lead points
20 Tips to Remember! Your body language says a lot about you Put across your points clearly & fluentlyBe assertive , not dominatingMaintain balanced tone in your discussion & analysis
21 Modality 8 – 10 candidates to speak for 15-20 mins Seated in a circle or semi-circle arrangementModerated by 2 – 3 panelists
22 On the Whole, The Attributes to be Demonstrated Ability to work in a teamCommunication skillsOpen mindedness
23 Attributes to demonstrate (cont..d) Critical & Independent thinkingLeadership potentialPositive body language
24 Some Do’s Be the one to Initiate Make an early entry in a G.D Release your points ininstallmentsExpress points relevantly & logicallyDemonstrate active listening
25 Some Don'ts Avoid being a silent spectator in a G.D Do not be aggressiveAvoid Objecting to othersDon’t display pessimistic attitudeDon’t forget to Conclude & Summarize
26 Excessive exposure of female anatomy in advertising should be banned Topic for Mock G.DExcessive exposure of female anatomy in advertising should be banned
27 GD Topics Satyam Fiasco – Lessons to be learnt Barrack Obama & the road aheadChina’s aggressive growth a threat to India.Voting Rights To illiterates is illogical.]Formation of Telangana- Is it desirable?Water Resources should be nationalizedForeign Television channels are destroying our cultureIndian Media should be more responsible.Need for global collaboration to deal with TerrorismWomen are as good managers as men or sometimes better
28 GD Topics 11.Business & Ethics cannot go together 12. Position of women in India.13.Inflation in a developing economy is inevitable14. The current oil crisis in the world.15. MNCs are they devils in disguise.16. Arranged marriages have a better chance in India than Love marriages.17.Value based politics is the need of the hour.18.Cricket obsession in India is robbing other Sports of their glory.19.Environment management – need of the hour.20.Lacunae in Indian education system.
29 GD Topics 21.How FIIs will help in making India a superpower? 22.Should Trade Unions be allowed in IT sector?23. Role and future of banking & insurance sector24. Rise of Sensex on Indian economy and its role25. Indians are excellent individual workers but poor team.26. Everything happens for your own good.27.Security cameras & privacy rights.28.The one who loses is the real & long time winner.29.Advertisement is a sophisticated way of telling a lie.30.Why are we not world players in Industry?