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.
I would have to say no, I really haven't done a good job at that. My voice isn't as dramatic, Uhmmm orally intresting. i just made that up. Haha. but, yea, nope.
I have been told I tell some good stories but I am better at writing them down.
Not at all. At least, I don't think so. I once got asked by the English department where I was a student to participate in a reading with a half-dozen other students, but I couldn't handle the thought of personally presenting my work to other people.
So i'm told.
no way. I started writing in part because I can't talk worth a damn. Whenever I start an anecdote, my family gets ready to jump in because I'll lose the thread almost at once.
Yes. Being Irish, I have the natural ability to B.S. in various ways, including writing and vocally.
Like everyone, I've had my good days and my bad days, however, as a previous member of Toastmasters' International, I've learned to organize my thinking, stand in front of groups--large and small--and make award winning humorous impromptu presentations.
People say so. When I see them laugh, I know I`m doing alright.
Possibly, although it would take a bit of time to get me going.
No. Finding the right words to paint a story has to be written down for me. I need to see the whole picture of the story, and telling a story orally is seeing only that one moment in time of the characters.