What was that about being in the ring in a hot pink suit
I have trouble explaining shows to people... I tried with my finace when we first started going out but it all just went over his head. When he started coming to shows though he picked everything up really quickly. So I'd say the best way to learn is to just go along and chat to people, watch the dogs and have fun.
There will always be new exhibitors and people who don't know the ropes so don't let being the new person turn you off.
There was a lady in my group who just had no idea when it came to showing... No-one laughed at her, we all gave her pointers and now she's quite good!