Group works can be tricky, as it relies on a smart and even distribution of work among the members. Assigning speakers for the presentation would heavily depend on exactly that: the work each member has done during the entire course of the group work. We have a few tips you can do:
1. Discuss the goals and tasks.
Before attacking the project, it would be best to meet up and discuss what you want to come out of this project-presentation. (i.e. How good of a grade do you want to get from this? How different do you want to stand out from all the other groups?, etc.) Once this is accomplished, you can then move on to the tasks needed to be done for the presentation to achieve its goal, and assign them accordingly. Whatever you are assigned to, would then be what you shall be discussing on the day of the presentation.
2. Know the strengths and weaknesses of each member.
It would be beneficial for the members to divulge their strengths and weaknesses in terms of handling a project-presentation. For example, there are some people who are good in writing, but are scared of public speaking, and others who aren’t confident in their writing, but are comfortable in speaking in public. A good division of workload then, would be to have the public speaker, write less but talk more during the actual presentation. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each member will help everyone be comfortable in the course of the group work.
3. Meet up a day before the presentation.
To avoid any mishaps during the presentation day, meet up with your group the day before and practice your presentation. This helps you figure out any mistakes you may be making, as well as pointing out things that you, and your group mates could work on.
4. Familiarize yourself with the entire presentation.
In case a member suddenly forgets any crucial information, or gets stage fright on the day of the presentation, it would be advisable for everyone to be familiar with the entirety of the presentation and be able to step in if needed. Group works need not be stressful as long as you know how to go about them. Learn more about this, as well as the Art of the Pitch at JRP.