Should I be the first to speak up in a GD?

Perhaps, and perhaps not. It all depends on your ability to talk initially. Is this a topic you’ve heard about before? Do you have enough facts and data to make a convincing and compelling case about it, to begin with? On a good day, it’s a risk. This experiment’s outcome might go either way. Either you hit it out of the park or you’re going to get caught.

Go ahead and start the conversation if you are certain and convinced that you have what it takes. Remember to mix tales with facts and numbers to keep the team interested. One blunder leaves a negative impression, and your risk backfires. So decide for yourself and be brutally honest with yourself. If you still think this is a good idea, then go for it full throttle!