Parameters for Evaluation in a GD
- January 12, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Campus Placements
Content/Knowledge: Ensure you are well read in order to have quality points in a group discussion. Your knowledge represents your character and therefore is very important to have data and facts about topics.
Structured thinking: If you want to stand out in a GD, ensure you give structure to the GD and begin with the end in mind. Take time to understand and define the scope of topic.
Communication Skills: while the “what” is important in a group discussion, the how is equally or more important especially given the competition and limited air time. Ensure you articulate your thoughts well and pay attention to what others are saying.
Body Language: 55% of the communication happens through body language so ensure you come across as Assertive and not Aggressive or Passive. Keep the gestures/postures under watch without overdoing it. Also, maintain good eye contact.
Analytical ability: Sometimes you may not have a lot of points on a topic and you have to rely on logical thinking and common sense to rescue you.
Leadership Skills: Try and act as a leader when necessary by giving unique and quality insights about the topic, leading the GD in the right direction and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
Frequent and Consistent participation: Ensure you make at least 3-4 entries and the points should come consistently and not all points at a time.
Innovativeness: Your ability to think differently and coming up with different perspective can hold you in good stead and give you the right attention.
Team Skills: Showcase yourself as a good team player by listening to others ideas and contributing where needed. Try and maintain good eye contact with others.
Persuasiveness: Take the effort to plan your thoughts well and articulate yourself well in order to be persuasive. Your knowledge and logic aids a lot in this area.