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Hello Mitro,
My cousin is going to sit in his campus placement. So he wants to prepare for GD (Group discussion). He is average in English speaking. Any source or strategy to prepare for GD, please share. TIA

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GD isn’t just about how fluent you’re with English (/ being grammatically correct).. its more related to how you can communicate your point with a group of people (Eye contact is Imp*)
If you don’t know anything about the topic being discussed then you can’t talk. So.. getting familiar with the most discussed topics is the first thing anyone should do

Also unlike JAM, where you get your turn.. here in the case of GD, you might have to take it.

Initiation is a big plus
If you cannot, then wait for the right moment to take over (Don’t wait until the speaker finishes his speech)
Don’t delay too much because everyone else is also waiting to do the same..

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getready wrote:

GD isn’t just about how fluent you’re with English (/ being grammatically correct).. its more related to how you can communicate your point with a group of people (Eye contact is Imp*)
If you don’t know anything about the topic being discussed then you can’t talk. So.. getting familiar with the most discussed topics is the first thing anyone should do

Also unlike JAM, where you get your turn.. here in the case of GD, you might have to take it.

Initiation is a big plus
If you cannot, then wait for the right moment to take over (Don’t wait until the speaker finishes his speech)
Don’t delay too much because everyone else is also waiting to do the same..

These basic rules he already knows as he is in 4th year. I am telling about practice

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Wander-lust wrote:

These basic rules he already knows as he is in 4th year. I am telling about practice

What about practice?
He can use a mirror and talk to himself
Pick a topic and discuss the same w/ his friends
Watch videos of GD on YT

Knowledge (Knowing/Understanding the topic) and Self-confidence is the key.. Average English is fine

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getready wrote:

What about practice?
He can use a mirror and talk to himself
Pick a topic and discuss the same w/ his friends
Watch videos of GD on YT

Knowledge (Knowing/Understanding the topic) and Self-confidence is the key.. Average English is fine

Dhanyabad bade bhaiya for your precious input

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Tell him to practice speaking speaking sitting in front of a mirror. First focus on speaking without pausing intentionally(unintentionally there will be pauses anyway) for at least 2-3 minutes straight. Next step would be to practice speaking with a friend whose job is to first listen without interrupting & later to interrupt periodically saying something like “could you explain that part again” or “I don’t agree with you here” etc.

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In simple Talk when it’s your turn and don’t interfere while others talking.
Give space for others and do support others if you really know if their content is true.
Don’t make it as debate and not to shout more.
Don’t be silent if the topic is irrelevant/unknown to you.. add your points by recreating it as general topic by polishing it.
Courage, confidence and eye contact are more important.

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GD me kuch traits dekhte hain. Leadership, listening skill, adaptability, convincing skills, communication skills( listening skill ek subset hai), assertiveness. Toh unhe bolo to be himself. One should not really change oneself to appease others.
And GD topic will be shared 10-15 mins before. So, one will get time to prepare. So, ask him to learn to search Google. Knowing about current affairs is a plus point. Before sitting the exam, one should know about the company. If it’s an IT company, they might ask, what do you think of Chinese technology? If one ll show patriotism n nationalism at GD n start telling how China is attacking india then there is a high chance that that person won’t be getting the job. 🙂 So, knowing the context is very important.
Ask him to keep calm, not to get triggered easily.
And rest tips can be found easily on the internet. 🙂

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bikidas2060 wrote:

@AyushiiiVijay @Wontdisplaymyname @alienteck @raghupro @malikcool @MrKool_JJ @_One_Miller_ @max_cooper @Alexios677 🙏🙏🙏

He doesn’t need to be pro in English.. Average will work for gd.. And others alrady pointed out how to be fluent..
But in gd he has to be quick in making points… Kyuki its common in gd ki sabzi mandi ban jaaye… He has to show leadership skills logo ko shaant kre… Beech beech mai apne points daale and since gd is for limited time.. So last jab 2-3 minutes reh jaaye… Then use ki…
Ok guys wr discuss alot of Points lots of suggestions wagera wagera…
Lets conclude this and then woh major points bole either for mai ja against mai..
Thats it for gd self-confidence attentiveness and quick refelx is enough…

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AyushiiiVijay wrote:

He doesn’t need to be pro in English.. Average will work for gd.. And others alrady pointed out how to be fluent..
But in gd he has to be quick in making points… Kyuki its common in gd ki sabzi mandi ban jaaye… He has to show leadership skills logo ko shaant kre… Beech beech mai apne points daale and since gd is for limited time.. So last jab 2-3 minutes reh jaaye… Then use ki…
Ok guys wr discuss alot of Points lots of suggestions wagera wagera…
Lets conclude this and then woh major points bole either for mai ja against mai..
Thats it for gd self-confidence attentiveness and quick refelx is enough…

Ye jo last wali line bole ho ekdm jabardast hai pray

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bikidas2060 wrote:

GD me kuch traits dekhte hain. Leadership, listening skill, adaptability, convincing skills, communication skills( listening skill ek subset hai), assertiveness. Toh unhe bolo to be himself. One should not really change oneself to appease others.
And GD topic will be shared 10-15 mins before. So, one will get time to prepare. So, ask him to learn to search Google. Knowing about current affairs is a plus point. Before sitting the exam, one should know about the company. If it’s an IT company, they might ask, what do you think of Chinese technology? If one ll show patriotism n nationalism at GD n start telling how China is attacking india then there is a high chance that that person won’t be getting the job. 🙂 So, knowing the context is very important.
Ask him to keep calm, not to get triggered easily.
And rest tips can be found easily on the internet. 🙂

Everything I wanted to say is here ^

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I advised my friend’s brother to run GD tapes & pause them randomly to assume it’s his turn & start speaking on concerned topic. It helps one get in the groove & helps in instilling a bit of confidence. Confidence, timing & brevity are factors to keep in mind.

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cadence wrote:

I advised my friend’s brother to run GD tapes & pause them randomly to assume it’s his turn & start speaking on concerned topic. It helps one get in the groove & helps in instilling a bit of confidence. Confidence, timing & brevity are factors to keep in mind.

So kind of you brother…. Appreciate your help pray pray

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bikidas2060 wrote:

GD me kuch traits dekhte hain. Leadership, listening skill, adaptability, convincing skills, communication skills( listening skill ek subset hai), assertiveness. Toh unhe bolo to be himself. One should not really change oneself to appease others.
And GD topic will be shared 10-15 mins before. So, one will get time to prepare. So, ask him to learn to search Google. Knowing about current affairs is a plus point. Before sitting the exam, one should know about the company. If it’s an IT company, they might ask, what do you think of Chinese technology? If one ll show patriotism n nationalism at GD n start telling how China is attacking india then there is a high chance that that person won’t be getting the job. 🙂 So, knowing the context is very important.
Ask him to keep calm, not to get triggered easily.
And rest tips can be found easily on the internet. 🙂

Bahut bahut dhanyabad pray

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cadence wrote:

I advised my friend’s brother to run GD tapes & pause them randomly to assume it’s his turn & start speaking on concerned topic. It helps one get in the groove & helps in instilling a bit of confidence. Confidence, timing & brevity are factors to keep in mind.

This. Just don’t let his anxiety take over that’s the main thing. The more swift you are better your speech will come out. The YouTube videos will help a lot.

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ithehappy wrote:

This. Just don’t let his anxiety take over that’s the main thing. The more swift you are better your speech will come out. The YouTube videos will help a lot.

From any specific yt channel?

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Wander-lust wrote:

From any specific yt channel?

Ha ha I cannot say bro. Back in our time YouTube was not even a thing and when you are done with this sort of thing you never really look back or keep in touch. Others should be able to mention one or two good channels.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

@AyushiiiVijay @Wontdisplaymyname @alienteck @raghupro @malikcool @MrKool_JJ @_One_Miller_ @max_cooper @Alexios677 🙏🙏🙏

I don’t think so I need to mention anything now since everything is covered now smile
@ Wander-lust your cousin will surely ace the GD round provided he follows all the protocols mentioned here. Wish him luck #JJ wink

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Is GD offline? If it’s campus placement then I suppose it’ll be not a fish market. Those are decent GD to be a part of. Just try quality over quantity. And speak with ease. People more often tend to listen to someone who is different. So if everyone is shouting, speak silently. If everyone is speaking silently, you can raise your voice a bit.

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