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What is a group discussion?

Why group?
Why discussion?
1.
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6.

Ideas can be generated.


Ideas can be shared.
Ideas can be tried.
Ideas can be responded.
Groups provide support for any effort.
Working in groups drive away monotony.

PREPARING
FOR

Preparing for group discussions


K A S H Strategies.
K KNOWLEDGE
Social awareness
Knowledge in current affairs.
National and international issues.

A Attitude
Set your goal plan actions
Winning attitudes
Continuing learning.
Practice skills

Preparing for group discussions


K A S H Strategies.
S - Skills
Develop through practice.
Presentation skills.
Communication Skills
Non-verbal skills

H Honesty.
Honesty all through your efforts.
Admit your mistakes.
Learn from mistakes.

STYLES OF COMMUNICATION.
Aggressive

Passive

Assertive

MOTTOS AND BELIEFS


Every one should be like me.
I am never wrong.
I got rights. But you dont.

Wont express feelings.


Wont disagree.
Others have more rights
than
I do.

Believes in self and others.


I have rights as others
have.
Always we only do not win.
But mainly win-win.

Indirect expressions
Always agrees
Hesitant.

Effective; Active listener.


Sets limits for
expectations.
Expresses self honestly
and as quickly as possible.

Communication Skills.
Closed mind.
Poor listener
Will not accept others views.
Interrupts and Monopolizing

STYLES OF COMMUNICATION.
Aggressive

Passive

Assertive

Characteristics.
Achieves goal but at the
cost of others.
Dominating and bullying
Patronizing condemning
and sarcastic.

Apologetic, Self-conscious
Trusts others, but not self.
Allows others take
decisions for self. Doesn't
get what he wants. Loses
for others.

.Sighs a lot. Tries to sit on


both sides of the fence.
Puts others down
Asks permission
Never thinks they would be unnecessarily. Lets others
right. Bossy.
make choices, even for him.
Know it all type.
Difficulty in implementing
plans.

Behavior.

Non-judgmental.
Confident.
Open and flexible. Playful
and sense of humor.
Decisive and proactive.

Action with plans. Actions


have objectives. Realistic
and fair. Consistent. Takes
appropriate action without
denying others.

STYLES OF COMMUNICATION.
Aggressive

Passive

Assertive

Non-verbal Cues.
Points fingers. Shakes
fingers. Frowns glares
stares. Rigid posture.
Critical and loud.

Verbal Cues.
Your must ( should or
ought)
Dont why. Just do it.
Verbal abuse..

Nods head often.


Down cast eyes. Low
volume
Meek. Fast when anxious
and slow when in doubt.

you should do it.


You have more experience
than I do. Monotone, low.

Open and natural gestures.


Attentive and interested
facial expressions. Direct
eye-contact. Confident
and relaxed posture. Vocal
volume appropriate.

I choose to ..
Want more options. Is
there any other way?

STYLES OF COMMUNICATION.
Aggressive

Feelings.

Passive

Anger
Hostility

Powerlessness
Wonders why good work is
not always rewarded.

Effects.

Builds up dependency
relations. Promotes others
causes.

Provokes counter
aggression. Ill health.
Wastes time and energy
on supervising others.

Assertive

.Enthusiasm; Even
tempered. Balanced mind.

Increased self confidence.


Motivated.

EVALUATION
FOR
GROUP DISCUSSIONS.
HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS?

Personality
Communication Skills
Knowledge
Leadership and teamwork.

EVALUATION
FOR
GROUP DISCUSSIONS.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS?

Personality
Smartness dress smile on the face
Cheerfulness free from tensions and nervousness.
Enthusiasm attitude of taking that one step extra.

EVALUATION
FOR
GROUP DISCUSSIONS.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS?

Communication Skills
Fluency not speed. But poise and right word in the right place.
Clarity Effectiveness of the message.
Logic the presentation skill.

EVALUATION
FOR
GROUP DISCUSSIONS.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS?

Knowledge
Relevance. Topic related.
Depth in and out of the subject. Factual info and data.

EVALUATION
FOR
GROUP DISCUSSIONS.

HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSSIONS?

Leadership
Initiative taking the lead. Breaking the ice. Being in the forefront.
Team Spirit. ability to work with people. Cooperation and consolidation.

Your Innate Skills.

1. Interpersonal Skills
- Ability to interact with others.
- Emotional balance.
- More people centric, that self-centered.
2. Persuasive Skills
- Ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem
from a different perspective.

Your Innate Skills.

3. Pressure.
Too short a time like 20 minutes, and about 10 15 group
of people each trying to ascertain themselves. So
naturally there will be pressure on you. You may scream
shout, annoy or agitate. But to remain calm and balanced
is your ability to withstand pressure.
4. Generate Idea.
- Dont remain to be a copy cat. Think differently and
Search for new ideas. This shows your creative ability.

Your Innate Skills.

5. Conceptualizing Skills.
Your ability to grasp the situation and look it to a macro
level. This is a overall perspective.
6. In depth knowledge.
An overall picture as related to other issues in that
environment. Examining the issue from different
disciplinary perspective. Read books/magazines/Newspapers/ watch TVs. Talk to educated elite and discuss
problems.

Behavioural Traits.

1. DO NOT SHOUT.
It will take you no where. As already chaos exists, it is you that has
to bring order in the house. Direct the house with some new
thinking. Then the whole group jumps on it and sanity is restored.
2. DISPLAY AN OPEN MIND.
GD is not fighting for your stand. A word of appreciation any good
idea would be idea. Assertiveness to your stand. If there is
disagreement, say it politely, but appreciate the idea.
I do appreciate your idea, but I am convinced about mine.

Behavioural Traits.

3. BE AWARE OF YOUR POSTURE AND BODY MOVEMENT


Your body posture speaks a lot about your attitude.
a) Too much laid back with all your weight, tells that you are totally
relaxed and not participative.
b) Too much of forward bend make you a shaky person.
c) Try to look at a person who is speaking/listening, and then pass
on your looks to the whole crowd.
d) Dont show finger and shake. Instead, move your hands approbatory.
Occasionally, nod your head indicating that you are listening
carefully.

THANK Q