If you have ever had Nico Pizarro as a trainer you would have been familiar with the saying, “use your words”. This really became something I referred to while I was in training.
I was not telling Nico what I had to tell him. I was giving bits and pieces of what I wanted to say. But the moment I started using my words, things turned to the best.
During your IFATC training it is very important to use your words. By using your words, your trainer can push you to meet your potential. This is key during a debrief. You can’t just say “I don’t know what to do”. By doing this the trainer has no clue what to help you with. If you say instead “I did not know how to intercept people”, the trainer can then know what needs to be done to fix that issue.
Using your words is really just putting all of the relevant information out, not holding anything back. Give all the pieces of the story. Express your self.
This is key in training and in life. Don’t be afraid to speak out, if need be. And like a wise person once said, “use your words.”