For our presentation we or rather a member decided that we were going to do a "mock trial" presentation of our subject, since her major was Crim. Justice as well as 2 others in the group.
The main idea was to present Pro's and Con's of an agrument.
Well one of the members insisted that I be the Defense and after reading the case that we were "mocking" I felt that I would do a better job for the group as the "Prosecutor".
For the sake of the group I really kicked butt, I researched the trial (as it was an actual trial) I researched closing arguments, I even did a 14 page paper on the subject that was only suppose to be 12 pages, before the presentation so I knew what I was talking about.
The Defense had no idea what I was going to say and I really drove my point home, she was not as prepared as I was, that was the whole idea to not know what the other side was going to say. Therefore I persuaded the jury (the rest of the class) to my side. That led to a lengthy discussion and that's what the instructor wanted. In the beginning I gave copies of all the info I had about the trial to the "defense" so that she could add that to what she had already collected. I also gave other members info on the trial too.
No one wanted to spend money of course on the presentation so I used my printer to enlarge photos of the victim and the accused and made it more personal!
I only had a small part as it was a group project so I made sure that I gave it all I had for the sake of the group !
In a group of 3 Crim. Justice majors, 1 Business major and myself Nursing major. It was a great learning experience as we didn't see eye to eye on how and what was going to be presented. Sometimes they didn't like my ideas, that was ok, I listened to their ideas and somehow we pulled it off !