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Whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss the it among themselves for few minutes.

A group discussion (GD) is a simulated exercise, where you cannot suddenly put up a show, since the evaluators will see through you easily. The reason why institutes put you through a Group discussion and an interview, after testing your technical and conceptual skills in an exam, is to get to
know you as a person and gauge how well you will fit in their institute. The Group discussion tests how you function as a part of a team. As a manager, you will always be working in teams, as a member or as a leader. Therefore how you interact in a team becomes an important criterion for your selection. Managers have to work in a team and get best results out of teamwork. That is the reason why management institutes include GD as a component of the selection procedure.
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How To Speak Properly During Group Discussion
Speech plays an important role in our ability to communicate as humans. This is especially important when we get together in groups. During group discussions, the speech you use can have a powerful impact on the way your message is received by those who listen to you.

The cultural background of an individual will also play a role in how they speak. When group discussion are held, there are a number of things you will want to remember about your speech. First, it is important to make sure you speak clearly. Those who listen to you will need to understand what you are saying.

Because most group discussions are restricted to time, it will become tedious to both you and the other members if you have to repeat what you are saying because they do not understand you. This could be a major problem for someone who is speaking a language that is not their native tongue. When you make a statement, it is important to make sure you speak clearly. It is also important to be concise. Speak in a manner that will allow the other members to understand exactly what you are saying. This should occur the first time you make a statement. You should not have to repeat yourself.

It is also important to speak audibly. Everyone should be able to hear what you are saying. If somone has to ask you to speak up, you will be forced to repeat yourself, and this will waste time. If someone makes a statement that you do not undestand, ask them to clarify in a polite manner. During group discussions, it isn't just enough to speak eloquently. It is also important to make sure you speak in a proper tone. If you speak in a harsh manner, you can send across the wrong message to others who are participating in the discussion. This could lead to conflicts, and it is important to avoid this. The tone of your voice and the way you speak will say a lot about how you feel about a certain topic, and it will also show how well you can speak.

If you don't speak in an intelligent manner, the other members may assume that you are unintelligent, even if that is not the case. If you need to interrupt someone who is speaking, it is always important to interject their conversation in a nice way. Some groups may require you to raise your hand and be called upon before you can comment on a statement or idea. If you disagree with a statement that has been made, do it in a manner that is tactful. Always talk in a manner that is courteous to others. You should not ridicule or attack someone personally because you don't like their idea.

If you are the head of the discussion group, it is very crucial for you to speak properly. Even though the group should be responsible for making the final decision, the members will look to you to lead them. If you cannot speak in a proper manner, your leadership abilities may be questioned. If you have to repeat yourself to the group, this will delay the amount of time it takes for the group to achieve important goals. If you are speaking about a topic that is complex, it may be helpful to use analogies that can help the members grasp the concept. While it is important to speak eloquently, you will want to avoid using technical terms that are not understood by the group. Being able to explain complicated concepts in a simple manner will allow the group to quickly grasp what you are trying to tell them.
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