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.
I like to think that I am. I love talking and telling stories; put a lot of expressions into how I talk and I try to make sure that everyone is interested in what I have to say.
Yes. I've recorded the audio book version of my first book, P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother. People enjoy listening to me read, because I take the time to put each character's [perceived] accent, personality and inflections into the words.
Plus, my family is Irish/Newfie and we're from the Pacific Northwest of Canada, where there are some very good story tellers. Guess I inherited the gift of the B.S.?
Hear the samples of my story telling http://www.margobates.com/bookdetails/2/p.s._don't_tell_your_mother_audio
Oh boy. Not unless it's already written out in front of me. Haha. No, I'm a terrible speaker. I feel like poor old T. Jefferson. Tell me I have to talk in front of people and all coherent ideas and thoughts fly out of my head. I'd like to be better at this someday, though. That's something I'm working on.
Yes, because being a member of the Clergy that is what we are called to do. We tell stories using, alliterations, examples, analogies and stories connected made relative to everyday life to help people remember principals that hopefully they will apply to their lives. It ends up being an art from.
I am in the process of polishing that talent. Toastmasters pushes me, and teaches me the craft of public speaking in a way that I wish I had known years ago. I do believe I have a strong message, and want to meet people face to face to share that. Whether to an audience of 10 of 1000, I am excited to see where this leads.
Some say I'm way better at it ;)
I think so. I seem to have no trouble talkng on just about any subject, given the opportunity.