What to do if my knowledge of the subject of discussion is less?

  • Approaching the facilitator or moderator to discuss the issue is not a good idea. This demonstrates your lack of knowledge. If that’s the case, it’s best to keep silent. Take some time to think about it, and then join the conversation by agreeing or disagreeing with someone’s point of view.

  • Before attempting to speak in the conversation, you may utilize these tools to better prepare yourself.

  • Listen. Listening to others provides quick information. Use their thoughts to build a picture of the issue and the direction in which the debate is heading.

  • Simply arranging your thoughts and opinions on the issue might lead to fresh ideas. If you look at the issue from a new angle, you might just find the solution.

  • Check for relevance as you go over the topics in your thoughts.

  • If you have any doubts, ask the speaker for clarification by gently questioning them.

  • After that, you may start formulating your arguments and presenting your ideas, as well as agreeing or disagreeing with others. You might use this opportunity to outline the important issues and their support or opposition.