2Why a G.D? Helps to explore & understand a subject more deeply Improves ability to think criticallyHelps in Problem SolvingEnables decision making through consensus
3Why a G.D? Gives exposure to others’ ideas Allows you to ventilate your viewsCan change attitudes & influence others’ thinking
4Factual Topic Controversial Topics Abstract Topics Case Studies G.D – 4 kinds of topicsFactual TopicControversial TopicsAbstract TopicsCase Studies
5Factual topics The Educational policy of India Tourism in India State of the Aged in India
6Controversial Topics Reservations should be abolished India doesn’t need Chandrayaan at this junctureWomen Make Better managers
7Abstract TopicsA drop is mightier than an oceanAll in the name of a chairRolling stone gathers no moss
8Case 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?
9Characteristics of a successful G.D. Agreement on group goalsGoal oriented interactionAgreement on proceduresCooperative and friendly atmosphereUse of effective comm. TechniquesEquitable distribution of participationShared leadership
10General Selection Criteria Subject KnowledgeOral Comm. SkillsLeadership (Initiative, Motivation, Assertiveness, Objectivity …)Team Management (Positive Attitude, Cooperation, Coordination …)Appropriate Body Language
18VAP ApproachView Point Of Affected PartyMultiple Perspectives of all those who have a stake
19Tips 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
20Tips 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
21Modality 8 – 10 candidates to speak for 15-20 mins Seated in a circle or semi-circle arrangementModerated by 2 – 3 panelists
22On the Whole, The Attributes to be Demonstrated Ability to work in a teamCommunication skillsOpen mindedness
23Attributes to demonstrate (cont..d) Critical & Independent thinkingLeadership potentialPositive body language
24Some Do’s Be the one to Initiate Make an early entry in a G.D Release your points ininstallmentsExpress points relevantly & logicallyDemonstrate active listening
25Some 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
26Excessive exposure of female anatomy in advertising should be banned Topic for Mock G.DExcessive exposure of female anatomy in advertising should be banned
27GD 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
28GD 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.
29GD 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?