Four principles for good communication of complicated ideas:
- Start in the right place. Explain in terms the listener already understands. Ask questions about what they already understand, or “Am I making sense?”
- Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole. Too much information will undo your efforts to communicate.
- Clarity beats accuracy. It’s better to come up with a simple explanation that may be 100% correct if it can succeed to get the point across.
- Explain why you think it is cool. The more you can convey this, the more the listener will listen and remember.