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3 Why a G.D? Helps to explore & understand a subject more deeplyHelps to explore & understand a subject more deeply Improves ability to think criticallyImproves ability to think critically Helps in Problem SolvingHelps in Problem Solving Enables decision making through consensusEnables decision making through consensus

4 Why a G.D? Gives exposure to others’ ideasGives exposure to others’ ideas Allows you to ventilate your viewsAllows you to ventilate your views Can change attitudes & influence others’ thinkingCan change attitudes & influence others’ thinking

5 G.D – 4 kinds of topics Factual TopicFactual Topic Controversial TopicsControversial Topics Abstract TopicsAbstract Topics Case StudiesCase Studies

6 Factual topics The Educational policy of India Tourism in India State of the Aged in India

7 Controversial Topics Reservations should be abolished India doesn’t need Chandrayaan at this juncture Women Make Better managers

8 Abstract Topics A drop is mightier than an ocean All in the name of a chair Rolling stone gathers no moss

9 Case Studies It’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?

10 Characteristics of a successful G.D. Agreement on group goals Goal oriented interaction Agreement on procedures Cooperative and friendly atmosphere Use of effective comm. Techniques Equitable distribution of participation Shared leadership

11 General Selection Criteria Subject Knowledge Oral Comm. Skills Leadership (Initiative, Motivation, Assertiveness, Objectivity …) Team Management (Positive Attitude, Cooperation, Coordination …) Appropriate Body Language

12 Discussion Strategies Effective Start Systematic Contribution Creating Cooperative Environment Promoting Optimal Participation Handling Conflict Properly Effective Closure

13 For individual contribution Topic Analysis Discuss Opinions Discuss Problems Discuss Case Studies

14 Interaction Strategies Exchanging Opinions - Ask for/ Give Opinions - Support your Opinions - Balance Various Perspectives

15 Content Generation - Three Approaches KWA KWA SPELT SPELTVAP

16 KWA Approach Key Word Approach Deconstruct the Topic Identify & Explain the key Terms

17 KWA Approach-5 W’s and 1 H Place WHERE ? Objective WHY ? Receiver WHOM ? Means/Method HOW ? Time WHEN ? Subject/Topic WHAT ?

18 SPELT Approach Socio- Politico – Economic- Legal- Technical Angle

19 VAP Approach View Point Of Affected Party Multiple Perspectives of all those who have a stake

20 Tips to Remember! Be as Natural as possibleBe as Natural as possible Take time to organize your pointsTake time to organize your points Start speaking after youStart speaking after you have clearly understood your points Initiate the discussion if you have good lead pointsInitiate the discussion if you have good lead points

21 Tips to Remember! Your body language says a lot about youYour body language says a lot about you Put across your points clearly & fluentlyPut across your points clearly & fluently Be assertive, not dominatingBe assertive, not dominating Maintain balanced tone in your discussion & analysisMaintain balanced tone in your discussion & analysis

22 ModalityModality 8 – 10 candidates to speak for mins8 – 10 candidates to speak for mins Seated in a circle or semi-circle arrangementSeated in a circle or semi-circle arrangement Moderated by 2 – 3 panelistsModerated by 2 – 3 panelists

23 On the Whole, The Attributes to be Demonstrated Ability to work in a teamAbility to work in a team Communication skillsCommunication skills Open mindednessOpen mindedness

24 Attributes to demonstrate (cont..d) Critical & Independent thinkingCritical & Independent thinking Leadership potentialLeadership potential Positive body languagePositive body language

25 Some Do’s Be the one to Initiate Be the one to Initiate Make an early entry in a G.DMake an early entry in a G.D Release your points inRelease your points in installments installments Express points relevantly & logicallyExpress points relevantly & logically Demonstrate active listeningDemonstrate active listening

26 Some Don'ts Avoid being a silent spectator in a G.DAvoid being a silent spectator in a G.D Do not be aggressiveDo not be aggressive Avoid Objecting to othersAvoid Objecting to others Don’t display pessimistic attitudeDon’t display pessimistic attitude Don’t forget to Conclude & SummarizeDon’t forget to Conclude & Summarize

27 Topic for Mock G.D Excessive exposure of female anatomy in advertising should be banned

28 GD Topics 1.Satyam Fiasco – Lessons to be learnt 2.Barrack Obama & the road ahead 3.China’s aggressive growth a threat to India. 4.Voting Rights To illiterates is illogical.] 5.Formation of Telangana- Is it desirable? 6.Water Resources should be nationalized 7.Foreign Television channels are destroying our culture 8.Indian Media should be more responsible. 9.Need for global collaboration to deal with Terrorism 10.Women are as good managers as men or sometimes better

29 GD Topics 11.Business & Ethics cannot go together 12. Position of women in India. 13.Inflation in a developing economy is inevitable 14. 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.

30 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 sector 24. Rise of Sensex on Indian economy and its role 25. 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?

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