Hacking Tips to Crack GD Round
Observing and monitoring yourself on the following parameters translates into effective participation in GD. The following are the main scoring points in an effective GD:
Try to be among the first people to make a point in the discussion; provided you have valid points to present. But do not over-attempt or speak for the sake of speaking as it may backfire. It is considered to be the moment of complete attention, from the group as well as the moderator, and can make or break one's selection prospects.
To have a watch on which direction the group is moving in, especially in cases where you do not know much about the topic, keep your focus on what the others are saying, so you can draw content from theirs.
This involves combining politeness with firmness. Aggression is a big no-no and reflects badly on one's attitude and interpersonal skills.
Structure your arguments logically to justify what you are saying. Unrelated and random arguments only leave a bad impression, disrupt the flow of the group and attract negativity.
Participate actively, by listening as well as by talking, throughout the GD. Know the pulse of the group. Doing so will reflect in the quality of one's contribution. Allow the others to speak frequently and let them complete what they are saying.
Work continuously toward articulating one's ideas into meaningful sentences to make the best impact. The clarity in speech reflects clarity of thinking. In case of fluency is not your forte, practice forming sentences in your mind before you utter them.
Do not your words do all the talking. Use non-verbal communication to emphasize points and reinforce what your voice and words are conveying. It leaves a deeper impact on all those who are watching you.
Be attentive and listen closely so that you can track where the discussion is moving and know what points have already been stated. Thus, your content remains original.
This is a combination of your memory and ability to focus on what is important and
needs reiteration. It also conveys a capability for leadership. Typically, either a particular participant is requested to summarize or a person takes charge and presents the final opinion on behalf of the group. Alternatively, each one of the participants can individually be asked to present their final opinion apropos the discussion which had preceded it. This is especially done in cases where the discussion had turned too noisy and the noise drowned out everyone's voices. Some of the key points to be kept in mind during the summarization are as follows:
Do not express only your viewpoint or emphasize it more than the others, simply because you own it. The GD is over and now you are representing the group.
Do not misuse this chance to earn some extra points by introducing a new viewpoint or discussion point. That is a digression from the role you have chosen.
A summary should not be one-sided or biased. It should contain relevant points from both the sides and cover the entire discussion in a concise, whole manner.
Do not speak out everything. Take a moment before you begin and articulate your content sequentially and logically
In case somebody else summarizes and you think that he/she did not summarize well or excluded some key points, then humbly interject and add those points. In case two or more than two persons have already contributed, hold back and let the discussion draw to a close.