Tips to Improve Your Speaking Skills for SSB GD Round

Group Discussion is done under picture perception and description test. Candidates will be shown a random picture on which candidates have to write a story in a brief amount of time then each candidate have to take part in a group discussion with fellow candidates where they have to discuss their stories with each other and in conclusion they have to decide whose story was the best.

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Tips to Improve Your Speaking Skills for SSB GD Round

Tips to Improve Your Speaking Skills for SSB GD Round

  • Watch Your Body Language

Whether it’s how you make eye contact or how you hold yourself discussion, don’t forget that you’re constantly communicating even when you’re not saying a word. You tell your partner you’re open to discussion but your arms are crossed; say you’re listening but haven’t looked up to his face, these are bad manners in communication. One strange way to tap into your body for better communication is adopt a power pose if you need to boost your confidence before a big talk or learn how to read other people’s body language so you can respond appropriately.

  • Get Rid of Unnecessary Conversation Fillers

Um’s and ah’s do little to improve your speech or everyday conversations. Cut them out to be more persuasive and feel or appear more confident. One way is to start keeping track of when you say words like “um” or “like.” You could also try taking your hands out of your pockets or simply relaxing and pausing before you speak. Those silences seem more awkward to you than they do to others.

  • Adjust Your Message as per the Listener

Always try to keep the other person’s perspective in mind when you try to get your message across.

  • Listen Well to Others Candidates of the Group

Best thing you can do to improve your communication skills is to learn to really listen—to pay attention and let the other person talk without interrupting.

  • Read as much as you can

Reading is considered to be the best practice that can enhance basic oral communication skills.  It will aid you in developing your thinking process and enhance your sharpness in gathering ideas and expressing them in English.

  • Check out the Dictionaries

Dictionary is a wizard of new words with its synonyms, meanings, adjective and noun forms. Also, dictionary explains the word with in-depth explanation and example, helping the readers to learn the word’s usage. In your spare time, you can always look for some uncommon words and their meaning with pronunciation in the dictionaries.

  • Read Out Loud

Reading is indeed a good habit and you need to keep it up. However, murmuring will certainly not help you in getting over your oral communication lags. Read loud so that you can clearly hear your own voice and make out the mistakes while reading. The golden tips for making your communication skills better are to pronounce each and every word clearly and loudly. Read whatever you get in your hand, whether a torn out page from old book or a column from news paper

  • Attend English Activities going around you

How about spending an evening in debate or discussion sessions in your locality? You may find many activities going on especially during the weekends in local community halls or auditoriums. Surely attend them, just not for the sake of attending, but to learn something.

  • Apply Gestures while Speaking

While you speak, try making your point clear by including some gestures with the help of your hands and face. Gestures often create a positive impact on the audiences as well as on the speaker by enhancing his/her understanding.

1 Comment

  1. Tushar Shelar

    Do gestures really help while speaking or they imply, the inability of a candidate to express himself with his thoughts and thus the extra efforts of gestures?

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