Category: Communications

by Liz Jansen Anything that interferes with the way you send or receive messages affects your ability to make an informed decision. On a motorcycle, this includes dirty mirrors, visors, ill-fitting gear, poor lighting, and excessive noise. Thoughts, biases, subjectivity, …

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by Liz Jansen Learning to get your message across is a survival skill for motorcycle riders. In theory, using turn signals and brake lights alerts others to your intended action and helps avoid collisions. Although signals and break lights are …

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by Liz Jansen Aside from proficient technical skills, riding a motorcycle requires the rider to prioritize, focus, and pay attention to detail. The rider who has long-term success in arriving safely prepares for the ride, and then, while in the …

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by Liz Jansen With the plethora of sensory inputs in the world today, the ability to communicate with intention is vital if you expect to be seen, heard, and—most importantly—understood. Checking your motorcycle’s turn signals, brake lights, and headlights prior …

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by Liz Jansen Enjoy this excerpt from Life Lessons from Motorcycles, 75 Tips for Connecting Through Communication. Download the entire ebook for free. These five principles form the groundwork for communicating effectively with others. If these are in place, the tips …

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by Liz Jansen Getting your message across is a survival skill for motorcycle riders. In theory, using turn signals and brake lights alerts others to your intended action helps avoid collisions. Although an admirable first step, assuming those communications have …

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by Liz Jansen Getting your message across is a survival skill for motorcycle riders. In theory, using turn signals and brake lights alerts others to your intended action and helps avoid collisions. As an operator, you control the signals you …

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How better than to learn effective communications than from the relationship with your motorcycle? You interpret inputs from the environment you’re riding in and transmit instructions to your bike to on how to safely navigate that stretch of road. If …

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The basic communications model is simple. There’s a sender and a receiver. In between are filters. Often it’s not what you say but how you say it that carries the meaning. Responses are influenced by the verbal and non-verbal messages …

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The vulnerability of riding a motorcycle makes it an excellent teacher of communication skills. The immediacy and potential severity of the outcome when others misinterpret or ignore us are great motivators for learning how to communicate our intentions clearly and …

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