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    Group Discussions

    Group Discussion is an important aspect in almost all Interview Selection Procedure. In order to help freshers keep abreast with burning issues and current topics.

    We have introduced live group discussions section in geeks talk forum...

    Every week we intend to start a new discussion to help aspiring members hone their debating skills, the best debating member shall win exciting gift as prize along with winning certificate mailed directly to their home or office address.

    If you have any good topics in mind, please post them here .. We will create discussion on that...

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    Re: Group Discussions

    This is a good initiative . I have some topics for discussion.

    1) the cost ratio (and time ratio) to be incurred (allotted) by a software company for s/w development and s/w testing.

    2) in-house development by client company vs development contract to s/w company.

    3) testing by development company vs testing by third party company.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by sutnarcha View Post
    This is a good initiative . I have some topics for discussion.

    1) the cost ratio (and time ratio) to be incurred (allotted) by a software company for s/w development and s/w testing.

    2) in-house development by client company vs development contract to s/w company.

    3) testing by development company vs testing by third party company.
    Would you be interested in preparing our first discussion topic... need to include more details so that every one will get clear idea

    Thanks,


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    admin,

    Its not clear, what do you mean preparing for first discussion topic.

    I thought, I have suggested few topics and the group has to choose one of them or add topics of their choice. Finally, we all would agree to discuss one topic at a time (exactly like it happens in a face-to-face GD). And you as Ďadminí create a new thread for further discussion on that topic. Letís name this kind of discussion as Virtual Discussion (VD).

    I thought this is how it would work. If you have had a different idea, please share.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    By conducting Group Discussion thro' forum, ppl will get idea about what to speak.
    But there are lots of other things (how to) to be considered in face to face discussions. take that too into account. that will help from interview perspective.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    sutnarcha,

    Your thoughts are absolutely correct.

    When i said "preparing for first discussion topic", I just meant
    Include a small introduction on each topic so that every one will get clear idea as to what the discussion is about.

    Group Discussions are mainly intended for freshers.
    Senior and Experienced members are expected to guide aspiring candidates to face GD confidently.

    Members can opt for any of topics you have suggested.
    There is no different idea on Group Discussion other than what sutnarcha has already said.

    admin

    Last edited by admin; 12-19-2006 at 03:12 AM.

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    sutnarcha,

    Perhaps Virtual Group Discussion (V-GD) would be more appropriate, is it not?

    Anyways Your 2nd and 3rd topics seems more suitable for group discussion.

    The topics must provide ample scope for freshers to debate its pro's and con's, so that they can prove their point.

    If I read you properly, in your case we will debate - Should a client opt for in-house development or contract the development work to software company. What are the advantages by opting for in-house development. What are its limitations, on the other hand we shall see How contracting the development work to software company ultimately benefit the client?

    Thanks

    Last edited by Lokesh M; 12-19-2006 at 01:54 AM.

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    Lokesh M,

    Yes, U got it right . I gave a brief 1 line description on the topics. It could be further elaborated. Letís wait and see how it turns out.

    Thank you.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Freinds very interesting section. I am joining with full energy to contribute and participate in this. I have given below some topics on gd:

    * Success in One's Life is achieved by only by luck and chance or by achieved only by hard work

    * Should Youths come into Indian Politics or not

    * Value of Education in Today's society is increasing or decreasing


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    Re: Group Discussions

    I have posted below some important things one need to take care while participating in GD

    * While presenting points the subject taken must not be deviated.
    * The words must not reflect any personal attacks.
    * Analaytical and logical presenatation would fetch more points
    * The presentation in GD would fetch more points not only by a person's communication skills but how one has the skill and ability to take part as a team player and present the points.

    So friends lets gear up for the great show and add some more points which one has to remember while participating in GD.


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    Hi Friends.. most of the messages are from persons from software background. Basically i am from Construction and Project Management background. Can some one suggest, will me participation in this group discussions will help me. Some of the topics seems to be quite intresting to me too.. like success by only luck or hardwork and youth in politics..


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by ravichandra_r View Post
    Hi Friends.. most of the messages are from persons from software background. Basically i am from Construction and Project Management background. Can some one suggest, will me participation in this group discussions will help me. Some of the topics seems to be quite intresting to me too.. like success by only luck or hardwork and youth in politics..
    Ravi,

    we are trying to get general topics so every one can participate not necessarily technical related...

    Thanks,


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Friends why not someone post the Group discussion topics faced by them in the interviews or by their friends interviews this would make a huge list here and we can talk on each of that and grow our knowledge. Is it not?


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    Re: Group Discussions

    That's really a wonderful idea. Can someone here tell me the difference between Group discussion and debate. How should one approach for the two.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    HCL Technologies
    Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar on 14th of April 2006

    These were actual GD Topics discussed at the above event
    • Should there be reservations in IITs and IIMs
    • Why should not HCL hire you?



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    Re: Group Discussions

    Group Discussion - Caritor, Anna University Placement Drive

    Whether death penalty in our law is correct or not?


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Friends why not take a interesting topic like do women managers prove better managers. Someone post your views on this topic.


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    Yes Sriram I like the topic and feel that it has good collection of points to talk as GD on both sides of the topic.

    I am going with the yes side that is Yes women managers prove better managers and I have initiated my views on the topic taking the lead.

    Friends I like to start the discussion giving a real statistics fact that more than 50% that is more than half of the world's private companies have women managers. Not only this another fact is that these women managed companies have a great turnover which definetly proves their efficiency as not only better but best.

    Waiting eagerly for the spirit to catch up and for Someone continue on this or fight against this!!!!!!


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    Re: Group Discussions

    Yes sripri this is RyanJames here and I am giving my views.I am also going with the same view as Yes women managers prove better managers.

    The approach in which women deal a situation in management role is different from the way men handles it.This is because of the biological fact of women upbringing which makes women more flexible and which this approach in management makes women manage in a better way.

    We are all waiting for someone to post on the other view to make the discussion interesting.


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    Re: Group Discussions

    I like to place my answer for our friend timmy who has posed a question asking for the difference between group discussion and debate

    A group discussion is sharing of ideas and knowledge regarding a given subject where the points are made addressing the group as a whole where by ideas are exchanged. One must not only have good communication skill for group discussion but also must know how to coordinate in a team or group and take the lead to communicate the points in a clear manner.

    But a debate is mostly a contest though it is not a rule and sometimes could take up the shape of a game in which there can be even two speakers or more speakers who present their arguments intent on persuading one another.Here communication skills play a vital part.


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