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Small GroupCommunication

Part 2

By: RusellePerante

Choosing the discussion leader

  • Leader- somebody who guides or directs others.

  • A discussion leader is a symbol of equality and diplomacy who assist the discussion group to work toward a solution of their problems without directing or controlling their thinking.

  • He must make advance preparation by studying the topic open-mindedly.

Abilities of a leader
Abilities of a Leader

  • Express himself clearly and concisely

  • Respond to various reaction from participants and handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy

  • Ease tension and enliven the discussion

  • Plan the proceedings

  • Perceive relationships in order to lead the discussion to a purposeful end

  • Summarize the proceedings accurately

Choosing the participants

  • Participants-somebody who takes part in something.

  • The specific topic or issue and the purpose of the small group discussion determine who should attend the meeting and whether homogeneous or heterogeneous groupings is to be formed.

Consideration in choosing a participants
Consideration in choosing a participants

  • Knowledge about the topic or subject matter for discussion.

  • Commitment toward the achievement of the group objective.

  • Manner of attendance: voluntary or required

  • Involvement in the profession.

  • Attitudes towards the issues or topics to be discussed.

  • Interpersonal relationship among the participants

Chosen participants should
Chosen participants should:

  • Prepare for the meeting

  • Participate effectively

  • Observe time limits

  • Be courteous

  • Think , feel and talk in terms of group welfare

Conducting the small group discussion

Interaction in small group discussion is a dynamic, spontaneous and a continuous process where each participant acts both as listener and speaker.

Obtaining facts
Obtaining Facts


  • something that can be shown to be true, to exist, or to have happened.

  • the truth or actual existence of something, as opposed to the supposition of something or a belief about something.

The outline
The Outline

  • Introduce the topic for discussion

  • Identify the elements of the topic required by the group

  • Explore the specific area for discussion

  • Conclude the discussion

Solving a problem and making decision
Solving a problem and making decision

SOLVING A PROBLEM- to find a way of dealing successfully with a problem or difficulty

MAKING A DECISION- the process of making choices or reaching conclusions, especially on important political or business matters

The outline1

  • Define the problem

  • Analyze the problem

  • Find solution to the problem

  • Evaluate the suggested solution

  • Put the solution into action

Types of small groups
Types of small groups

  • Closed or Private- only the participating members are present.

  • Open or Public- seen and heard by a public audience who may or may not participate in the discussion

Closed or Private

Open or public

Seating arrangement of participants
Seating arrangement of participants

  • Face-off

  • Leadman

  • Altogether

  • Face the audience

Face off

  • The face-off type of seating arrangement places the members face-to-face with each other


  • The leadman seating arrangement places an individual at the lead and at front of the table


  • Is good visual contact among the members and their position gives them feeling of equality among each other.

Face the audience
Face the audience

  • The discussion participants face and speak to audience more to each other

End of my report thank you for cooperation

Prepared by: Ruselle C. Perante

End of my Reportthank you for cooperation!