Topic: ‘HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION’
Date: 11th February, 2022.
Speaker: Mr. Hitesh Devalia
Highlights: Mr. Hitesh Devalia started the session explaining the importance of communication skills, body language, facial expressions and hand movements while taking part in group discussion rounds. Especially while appearing for online group discussions, he also suggested how vital it is to position the angle of camera in an appropriate manner. He explained how to categorize the probable topics of group discussion into fact based, abstract, case study as well general. While explaining the significance as to why Group Discussion is required, he emphasized the point of diversity in the group, team skills, decision taking ability, the ease of one’s own self presentation. With interesting examples from Bollywood movies, he suggested the various roles a student can play in group discussion. Lastly, he stressed upon reading in depth, practicing formal discussion in small groups, usage of formal language, learning of general knowledge as well as conducting research at a global level. At the end of the session he gave valuable tips where students have to be alert as to not to shout, not to be indifferent, not to mention about culture at any point of time and not to try to prove anyone wrong.