Appendix 1

Group Discussion

As you graduate from college and take job interviews, you will be frequently asked to participate in group discussions. In most of our professional lives, group discussion is an important tool to help organizations arrive at crucial decisions. GDs, as they are called, help you to develop critical thinking skills, persuasion and negotiation skills, teamwork and interpersonal communication. In this chapter, we will focus on group discussions as a part of a job selection process, and will train you to take leadership roles in them.


Free discussion is the very life of truth.

—Thomas Huxley

The Use of Persuasive Strategies in a GD

A group discussion is all about a group of individuals sitting around a table to discuss ...

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