Presenting in a Group
When preparing material
- Make expectations clear, and set deadlines for yourselves.
- Be supportive and respectful of each other; when there’s a problem, work together to solve it.
- Organize your work and content to allow all members to participate effectively, and carry your own weight.
- Decide as a group if you are using notecards. For consistent look, either everyone or no one should use notecards (having only part of the group with notecards makes those people seem underprepared).
- Make sure PowerPoint slides or other visual aids have a consistent visual theme.
- Remember that your professor can help you resolve issues.
- Pay attention to your group members when they are presenting. If you can’t find their material interesting, how can your classmates in the audience? As a member of the group, you are always part of the presentation, even if you are not speaking.
- Make sure transitions between speakers is smooth — don’t leave gaps where no one is speaking, or speak over one another. These transitions should be well rehearsed.
- Maintain a sense of unity with the group. Even if you don’t agree with something, you should still present as though you are 100% invested in the group and the presentation.
- Don't let each other fall — if someone is really struggling, step in and help them. At the same time, don’t be impatient or annoyed because they’re not doing it the way you would.