How’s this for interesting – my job in a nutshell:
I run a plasma (like the Sun) which drives a particle accelerator (the most powerful in the UK, based near Oxford) for over 1000 scientists to use each year to improve your everyday life!
My machine, for example, has made better drugs, saved premature-babies’ lives, made sure aeroplanes don’t fall out the sky, developed hard-drive data-storage, made better solar panels and even improved Cadbury’s chocolate recipe!
The key to science communication is to keep to the point with punchy, interesting, relevant anecdotes that anyone can understand and be entertained by. I hope that’s true of this comment! If so, please vote for me 😉