Sunday, January 8, 2012

Be A Lifelong Student

What to look for in a Great Communicator, Part1

Be a lifelong student.  

"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance."   William Ellery Channing

Have a thirst for knowledge.  Have a love for reading.   During my career, I’ve worked in all aspects of broadcast news: as a news anchor, reporter, meteorologist, producer, camera person and news director.  All along the way, I’ve always been interested and eager to learn new things, whether it be the history of a certain place or person, how or why something happens or better techniques for forecasting.  An inquisitive mind makes one a better journalist, scientist, businessman and so much more.  I’ll never tire of learning and the best communicators share that trait.  The best journalists, meteorologists, business people I learned from, also were always fascinated by learning.

“We have an opportunity for everyone in the world to have access to all the world's information. This has never before been possible. Why is ubiquitous information so profound? It's a tremendous equalizer. Information is power.”    Eric Schmidt

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