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present verb ( GIVE )

present verb ( INTRODUCE )

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present verb ( SHOW SIGNS OF ILLNESS )


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pres·ent  1

Pre·sent  2, pres•ent 1, pre•sent 2.

You use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about something that exists now, rather than about something in the past or future.

You also use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about the person who has a job, role, or title now, rather than someone who had it in the past or will have it in the future.

When present is used after be , it has a different meaning. If someone is present at an event, they are there.

Be Careful! Don't use any preposition except at in sentences like these. Don't say, for example ' Several reporters were present in the event '.

If it is clear what event you are talking about, you can just say that someone is present .

You can also use present with this meaning immediately after a noun.




What is a Presentation?

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The formal presentation of information is divided into two broad categories: Presentation Skills and Personal Presentation .

These two aspects are interwoven and can be described as the preparation, presentation and practice of verbal and non-verbal communication. 

This article describes what a presentation is and defines some of the key terms associated with presentation skills.

Many people feel terrified when asked to make their first public talk.  Some of these initial fears can be reduced by good preparation that also lays the groundwork for making an effective presentation.

A Presentation Is...

A presentation is a means of communication that can be adapted to various speaking situations, such as talking to a group, addressing a meeting or briefing a team.

A presentation can also be used as a broad term that encompasses other ‘speaking engagements’ such as making a speech at a wedding, or getting a point across in a video conference.

To be effective, step-by-step preparation and the method and means of presenting the information should be carefully considered. 

A presentation requires you to get a message across to the listeners and will often contain a ' persuasive ' element. It may, for example, be a talk about the positive work of your organisation, what you could offer an employer, or why you should receive additional funding for a project.

The Key Elements of a Presentation

Making a presentation is a way of communicating your thoughts and ideas to an audience and many of our articles on communication are also relevant here, see: What is Communication? for more.

Consider the following key components of a presentation:

Ask yourself the following questions to develop a full understanding of the context of the presentation.

When and where will you deliver your presentation?

There is a world of difference between a small room with natural light and an informal setting, and a huge lecture room, lit with stage lights. The two require quite different presentations, and different techniques.

Will it be in a setting you are familiar with, or somewhere new?

If somewhere new, it would be worth trying to visit it in advance, or at least arriving early, to familiarise yourself with the room.

Will the presentation be within a formal or less formal setting?

A work setting will, more or less by definition, be more formal, but there are also various degrees of formality within that.

Will the presentation be to a small group or a large crowd?

Are you already familiar with the audience?

With a new audience, you will have to build rapport quickly and effectively, to get them on your side.

What equipment and technology will be available to you, and what will you be expected to use?

In particular, you will need to ask about microphones and whether you will be expected to stand in one place, or move around.

What is the audience expecting to learn from you and your presentation?

Check how you will be ‘billed’ to give you clues as to what information needs to be included in your presentation.

All these aspects will change the presentation. For more on this, see our page on Deciding the Presentation Method .

The role of the presenter is to communicate with the audience and control the presentation.

Remember, though, that this may also include handing over the control to your audience, especially if you want some kind of interaction.

You may wish to have a look at our page on Facilitation Skills for more.

The audience receives the presenter’s message(s).

However, this reception will be filtered through and affected by such things as the listener’s own experience, knowledge and personal sense of values.

See our page: Barriers to Effective Communication to learn why communication can fail.

The message or messages are delivered by the presenter to the audience.

The message is delivered not just by the spoken word ( verbal communication ) but can be augmented by techniques such as voice projection, body language, gestures, eye contact ( non-verbal communication ), and visual aids.

The message will also be affected by the audience’s expectations. For example, if you have been billed as speaking on one particular topic, and you choose to speak on another, the audience is unlikely to take your message on board even if you present very well . They will judge your presentation a failure, because you have not met their expectations.

The audience’s reaction and therefore the success of the presentation will largely depend upon whether you, as presenter, effectively communicated your message, and whether it met their expectations.

As a presenter, you don’t control the audience’s expectations. What you can do is find out what they have been told about you by the conference organisers, and what they are expecting to hear. Only if you know that can you be confident of delivering something that will meet expectations.

See our page: Effective Speaking for more information.

How will the presentation be delivered?

Presentations are usually delivered direct to an audience.  However, there may be occasions where they are delivered from a distance over the Internet using video conferencing systems, such as Skype.

It is also important to remember that if your talk is recorded and posted on the internet, then people may be able to access it for several years. This will mean that your contemporaneous references should be kept to a minimum.


Many factors can influence the effectiveness of how your message is communicated to the audience.

For example background noise or other distractions, an overly warm or cool room, or the time of day and state of audience alertness can all influence your audience’s level of concentration.

As presenter, you have to be prepared to cope with any such problems and try to keep your audience focussed on your message.   

Our page: Barriers to Communication explains these factors in more depth.

Continue to read through our Presentation Skills articles for an overview of how to prepare and structure a presentation, and how to manage notes and/or illustrations at any speaking event.

Continue to: Preparing for a Presentation Deciding the Presentation Method

See also: Writing Your Presentation | Working with Visual Aids Coping with Presentation Nerves | Dealing with Questions Learn Better Presentation Skills with TED Talks

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The noun presentation means the official giving, or presenting, of something. The presentation of diplomas at a graduation ceremony is the part that makes many of the parents in the audience cry.

A presentation can be a ceremony of giving some gift or award, and it can also be a demonstration or show — like a dog training presentation at your local pet store. Another meaning of presentation is a style of displaying something — like the presentation of plants and flowers in the florist's window or the presentation of food on a buffet table. In the 1600s, presentation was commonly used to mean "show or play," as in "a theatrical presentation ."

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Presenting definition

Examples of presenting in a sentence.

Presenting an abstract or official invitee Students are permitted excused absence to attend a conference to present their research or if the student is an official invitee.

Presenting – Plan and deliver longer oral presentations on a variety of topics in a variety of content areas (e.g., retelling a story, describing a science experiment).10.

Presenting complaint: use of language that disempowers patients." bmj 377 (2022).

L., Siddiqui, S., Stanievich, J.: Massive Oropharyngeal Papillomatosis Presenting as Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Child.

Presenting controversial issues to science students will allow them to unravel party interest and ideologies and enable them to make informed decisions about these issues (Van Rooy 2000:21).

Presenting similarities, as explained more in detail below, Ecopower and ènostra are also very different.

This chapter discusses why each parameter is important, outlines sampling and equipment considerations, and provides instructions on sampling techniques.Chapter Six: Managing and Presenting Monitoring DataChapter 6 outlines basic principles of data management, with an emphasis on proper quality assurance/quality control procedures.

Presenting in journal format should also improve research impact of this study, since peer-reviewed journal papers are immediately available online and can be more broadly disseminated to larger audiences compared to PhD monographs.

All outside drinking shall cease at 23.00hrs 7 STUDIO 88, 47 WHITCOMB STREET, WC2 LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 5Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Membership: Councillor Peter Freeman (Chairman) and Councillor Karen Scarborough Legal Adviser: Horatio Chance Policy Adviser: Chris Wroe Committee Officer: Jonathan Deacon Presenting Officer: Yolanda Wade Relevant Representations: Environmental Health, Metropolitan Police andLicensing Authority.

Presenting claims to component segments of an inven- tion also will improve the chances of having a single party practice the claimed invention.44Both the Microsoft and NTP decisions show that “system” claims might be infringed in instances where “method” claims are not.

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Registered professional nurse or “r.n.” means an individual licensed under this article to engage in the practice of nursing which scope of practice includes the teaching, direction, and supervision of less skilled personnel in the performance of delegated nursing activities.

School security officer means a person who is employed by a board of education of any school district for the purpose of aiding and supplementing state and local law enforcement agencies in which the school district is located, but is not a law enforcement officer or police officer.

Assisted reproduction means a method of causing pregnancy other than sexual intercourse.

Physical therapy means services provided by a qualified physical therapist.

Answer means a concise response outlining the employer's position on the grievance.

Involved means having a license censured, suspended, revoked, canceled, terminated; or, being assessed a fine, a cease and desist order, a prohibition order, a compliance order, placed on probation, sanctioned or surrendering a license to resolve an administrative action. “Involved” also means being named as a party to an administrative or arbitration proceeding, which is related to a professional or occupational license, or registration. “Involved” also means having a license, or registration application denied or the act of withdrawing an application to avoid a denial. INCLUDE any business so named because of your actions in your capacity as an owner, partner, officer or director, or member or manager of a Limited Liability Company. You may EXCLUDE terminations due solely to noncompliance with continuing education requirements or failure to pay a renewal fee.

registered health practitioner means a health practitioner registered, or licensed, as a health practitioner (or as a health practitioner of a particular type) under a law of a state or territory that provides for the registration or licensing of health practitioners (or health practitioners of that type); and

Home inspector means an individual who, for com- pensation, conducts a home inspection.

lawyer means, in the Province of Quebec, an advocate or a notary and, in any other province, a barrister or solicitor;

Counselor means an educator who provides full-time counseling and guidance services and holds the relevant certificate from SBEC.

Registered professional engineer means a person who is registered as a professional engineer pursuant to s. 443.04, Stats.

medical officer means a medical practitioner who is—

Physical therapist means an individual who is licensed by a state to practice physical therapy.

registered medical practitioner means a person qualified by degree in western medicine and duly licensed or registered with the relevant medical board or council to practice medicine and surgery in the geographical area of his/her practice, and who in rendering such services is practicing within the scope of his/her licensing and training. The attending Registered Medical Practitioner shall not be the Insured Person, an employee of the Insured Person, the spouse or relative of the Insured Person.


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