A presentation is preferably a multi-media presentation which includes text, graphics, and audio. The presentation can be quickly delivered to the user's computer and presented to the user. The presentation is transmitted in at least two portions but is presented to the user without interruption. After the presentation has been received at the user's computer, the user's computer transmits a verification signal indicating that the presentation has been received. The presentation is preferably an advertisement and the verification signal confirms delivery of the advertisement to a particular user.