During GD some of your skills and qualities are being tested by evaluators on the panel on spot. Some of the key attributes screened through GDs are:
GD – the term itself says it’s a “Discussion” amongst a group of people. Do not make it a heated Debate. No matter how terribly you hate the participant do not start fighting with him/her. Be assertive and not aggressive.
once the topic is announced, some time is given before the discussion starts. Gather your thoughts, pen down your points in bullets and compose yourself
you need to know how to take your opportunity to speak. Whenever the person speaking pauses somewhere take a second to think, and put forward your opinion, but be polite
You don’t have to talk constantly to get noticed – but when you do make sure what you’re saying is unique and contributes to the discussion
Raise the quality of your content not the quantity. Speak sensibly - include quality content supported by relevant facts, figures and examples
Listen and analyse what others are speaking, respect their opinion this will facilitate a productive and coherent discussion and you will get involved in the group positively
Exhibit calm and composed body language. Do not point out fingers at others or make aggressive hand movements. Every move and gesture should radiate confidence.
It’s not just your communication skills but tactful communication with poise, intellect and camaraderie which differentiates between the winner and a fighter in a GD.