The Ferguson Center
for Public Speaking
Claire E. Deal
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Morton Hall, 114
Working in a group to prepare and present information is a challenging opportunity that can be both rewarding and frustrating. The benefits of sharing ideas and sharing the workload can be diminished when a group member fails to carry his or her load. Thorough planning, adequate prep time, and open communication among all group members are the keys for a successful group experience. Many of the steps outlined in Preparing and Delivering Your Presentation apply in the preparation of a group project. Your group may also benefit from a visit (or several visits) to the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking where a consultant can assist you throughout the preparation process. You can videotape a practice run of your presentation if you'd like and then review it with a Ferguson Center consultant.