This post is super relevant for first years and for any college student really because no matter what you study in college presentations are unfortunately a necessary component. Some people wouldn't worry about public speaking but for most of us Its pretty nerve wrecking. Especially if you are a shy person.
I don't have a magic wand to get you out of that assignment but I do have some tried and tested tips to help with public speaking. These are tips that I found have worked for me.
Find a friend
Practice makes perfect!
Nervous habits !
Dress to impress !
This is one thing I will always do before a presentation. To get motivated I do two things. Number 1, I listen to super up beat motivating music it could be some beyonce, eminem whatever gets you pumped. Number 2, I look at inspirational quotes from women in power Michelle Obama, lady gaga or my favourites Tina Fay and Amy Poehler here are some of my favourites.
These tips will help you to feel less stressed and more prepared. If you want to see some tips on how to do group projects comment below. I have done quite a few presentations, public speaking and meetings with committees and I have found that every time I do it gets that little bit easier. Have confidence in yourself and remember that the other people n your class are just as nervous as you are. If it doesn't go like you planned or you get some particularly harsh criticism just leave that negativity in the class room. One bad presentation does not define you don't let it make or brake you.