2 Be confident: If you aren't confident with yourself, you'll be scared of sharing your opinions. You need to trust yourself and others and you need to feel confident in your thoughts. Share your opinions- it doesn't matter what other people think.
3 Form a debate: Group discussion is weighing the pros and cons of a debatable topic, e.g., should prostitutes be taxed? Some will say no, they have unprotected sex and spread AIDS around, but people who know prostitutes will object or live in a building that has one. But they have a living besides prostitution. The group discussions are mostly a way to see if how people's views are different, and how they perceive things. It's also comparing answers to others.
- Never laugh at anyone's opinion
- Be sure of what you say.
- Listen! Do not try to formulate your next comment while someone is still presenting his input. Listen with an open mind.
- Use facts to support your opinions.
- If you are having trouble thinking of things to add to the discussion, think of the 5 W's and How: who are you discussing? What is important about the topic? Where did the topic originate or take place? When did the event occur? Why is this topic important to society? How can things be improved?
- If people agree with you it's good if not do not force them but politely tell them to think over your opinion too.
- If there are disagreements to your thought, don't object, only interject when they misplaced or misheard anything.
- Do NOT interrupt. Wait for others to finish
- Stay impartial if you are leading the discussion.