Do's for a Group Discussion -
April 10th, 2006
Certain Dos for a Group Discussion
Make sure that all the points that you make are original and backed
by substantial reasoning as to why you believe so.
If somebody has already made the point you wanted to make, you can go
ahead and either support or oppose the point provided you can give
substantial reasoning as to why you think so.
Whatever you have to say has to be wrapped around with a logical
flow. State your point, substantiate it with a reason and validate it
with an example wherever and whenever possible.
Modulate the various aspects of your voice, viz. volume, pitch and
tone so as to suite the nature of the point that you are making. Make
sure you don't sound rude or arrogant.
Your posture should be straight and upfront.
Make use of hands and facial expressions to make your point more
Whatever position you occupy in the discussion make sure that while
speaking you make eye contact with each and every one in the group.
When not speaking make sure that you are looking at the person who is
Whether you agree with the person who is speaking or not, ensure that
you give him credit for what he is speaking by use of non - verbals
like nodding your head, etc.
If possible, make an attempt at opening the discussion. But if you
venture ahead with it make sure that you make a good job of it. The
opening has to be a general introduction to the topic briefly laying
the scope of the discussion.
If the discussion is revolving around a certain point for too long
give a new direction by introducing a new angle to it.
Incase of fish markets first and foremost make sure that you don't
contribute to the mayhem. If the crowd is too unruly wait for the
right opportunity, make your point and get out of it.
Last edited by bhavin_3; April 10th, 2006 at 05:34 PM..