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"Presentations" redirects here. For the Windows software, see Corel Presentations. For other uses, see Presentation (disambiguation).
A speaker giving a presentation using a projector

A presentation is the process of presenting a topic to an audience. It is typically a demonstration, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, or build good will. The term can also be used for a formal or ritualized introduction or offering, as with the presentation of a debutante.


A presentation program is often used to generate the presentation content, some of which also allow presentations to be developed collaboratively, e.g. using the Internet by geographically disparate collaborators. Presentation viewers can be used to combine content from different sources into one presentation.

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Definition of presentations
Content (types, audience, visual)
  • Daria Price Bowman. (1998). Presentations. Madison WI: F+W Publications Inc.