A power saw is a wonderful tool, but if you don't have any or skills, it's easy to sacrifice a finger on the altar of ignorance.

Sadly, the same thing could be said about .

How can you use this amazing tool to make your point with power?

Let's look at one simple principle—windows vs. .

What do I mean by windows?

If we use backgrounds for our that appear to extend beyond the edges of the screen, the slide becomes a metaphorical window into a larger world—as if our viewers were looking out a physical window.

If you're watching this , the background behind me shows only a piece of the setting. You can imagine what lies beyond the frame.

Elements that bleed off the edge create depth—depth that helps the information in front of it pop.

A slide is a square box—there's no getting around that—but that box doesn't have to be a constraint.