I’m always amused by weather predictions because so many of them are wrong. While I understand the volatile nature of weather patterns, the forecasts are usually presented with such certainty — as if humans could actually know what the winds will do.

So, I was pleased to see this forecast that shared information about a pending storm — but clarified what the meteorologists both knew and didn’t know. It seems like a heck of a lot that they were unsure of, but, unlike most forecasts, they said that upfront.

What kind of communicator are you — the one that espouses things with certainty even though what backs up your message is shaky? Or are you vulnerable enough to admit that there are many things you don’t know beyond the premise of your message? Like the above forecast, it’s better to wait and gain confidence in the details before you share them.

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