I am currently in the process of recording all of my books as audiobooks. I have already completed fifteen of my twenty-five novels, and the reviews have been great, but the resulting soundtracks are not off-the-cuff oral presentations. Editing allows me to present a much better oration than if it was delivered live, but I think in general the answer is yes.
Storytelling is a specialized field. Yes, I can tell oral stories, but I must have the right environment. Most aspects of modern life aren't suitable for storytelling because most people are too busy being distract by their cell phone, or thinking about what they want for dinner, or complaining about work. Not many people are willing to sit still and listen to a story.
yes I'm not bad
I love telling stories, either on paper or in real life. It's a joy.
I've been told that my reading voice is nice, but probably not.
No! My brain tries to work faster than my mouth and I get it all bungled up.
Oh, yeah. Hands down amazing at it. If this were still Grecian times before they invented the written language, villagers would come from all over to hear me speak.
I've actually never tried that. I think I'm a quiet writer. I like to stay behind the scenes. If I had to I think I would need a class on how to speak in public. I think I'm shy or probably have stage fright. That's funny.
I'd like to think I am and some people have said I am. I certainly don't mind what forum I use words in but my preference really is for the written word.
I was a good speaker in school. The other kids seemed to be genuinely interested in the way I could spin a tale or read a report. I have a way of speaking to people that makes them want to listen. I don't know if it's just the sound of my voice, but it comes in handy.
I am a Southerner. Of course! We seemed to have passed the "story-telling" down from generation to generation.
I don't know if people from other parts of the United States place such an emphasis on this skill or not. But, this is certainly a favorite activity for those of any age here. My family may get together and consist of five generations at one table. Inevitably, the conversation turns toward a story relating to something someone has said or done. This is a wonderful way to learn from older generations as well.
I've got a million limericks and some pretty good spoonerisms that keep's them rolling of their bar stools. I've also got a huge voice and an outrageous laugh. That helps. The answer is yes, I suppose so.
No way! I keep wanting to edit things like I do on paper.
There's a lot of "umms", "errs" and randomly interspersed swearing. Plus, the punchlines are harder for me to nail when I'm speaking.
It matters on what type of story it is. If it's a funny, "gossip" story, then no, I couldnt tell it with out laughing or forgetting something. If its a regular story or summary, I would say I'm pretty good.