Einstein once said “if you can’t explain it to a six year old then you don’t understand it”. It’s so true. Even little known technology brand Apple realised that, I hear that one of their many candidate questions asks “Explain how an internet router works to a six year old”. Fantastic, back to basics and in keeping with Steve Job’s approach based around simplicity.
So when trying to communicate solutions to problems to others, perhaps the best approach is:
Really get to understand the solution and how it works
Develop a way of articulating in very simple terms
Borrow a young child and practise, practise, practise!