Summer is the time of year I look forward to catch up on all of the projects I haven’t had the time to get to all year. Its also the best time of the year to get ahead on my reading. College students are so busy during the school year with classes, its just about impossible to read anything fun, let along for personal development. I always encourage students to pick up a book or two over the Summer, and try something they might not have considered reading otherwise.
Not only must mets excel in science, but the broadcast meteorologists must also be very good at writing, speaking and creating ideas. There are boatloads of good books out there that can help you along these paths, and might open you up to some new ways to think about things. Here are just a handful of some of my favorites:
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath – The Heath brothers talk about making ideas sticky, which does a great job of helping organize your weathercasts so that viewers can take away more information.