Take a look at this video from the RSA Animate series:
The speaker is Sir Ken Robinson, an educationalist who has grown an international reputation as an excellent speaker, thinker, writer and polemicist about education policy.
In this talk, he is actually presenting some very complex ideas and really challenging some fundamental practices in education. His gift as a speaker helps, but best of all is the way the RSA (or Cognitive Media in fact) have blended traditional cartoonist techniques and modern ‘youtube rules’ (i.e. keep it simple and no longer than 10 minutes) to present the message into a neat and accessible package.
The RSA record and present all their keynote lectures this way. All worth a look.
I think a lot of University research projects could do with thinking creatively like this about how they present their research findings to a wider public audience.