ResourcesBT has launched a free Facebook app called Talk Gym to help young people develop their communication skills.
The idea is to make sure young people aged 14-19 can express themselves more efficiently in preparation for life after school. Employment is one of the areas where good communication is essential. The Talk Gym app gets users to check their 'talk fitness' by asking six questions about themselves and then asking the same questions of a friend or relative.
The answers appear anonymously in a graph and the app uses the responses to assess the person's communication ability. The feedback gives tips on being clear, listening, talking in groups and being interviewed.