I found this video about “talking nerdy” on a blog about language usage that I visit – it is originally from the TED site. This little video is about how to share the passion we feel about our work and to make it accessible and understandable to the general public.
We seem to spend the early part of our education learning the language – and the jargon – of our field. This is one of the ways scientists can recognize each other – by their vocabulary.
There is another step, I believe, that is often missing that this presenter talks addresses. That is to learn to shed the jargon in order to make our ideas and findings relevant to others.