Yes, I'm a professional speaker who peppers my speeches and presentations with stories.
Yes, when i have to tell a story, i'm good at that too.
Stories to my children I am.
Not really. I'm a far better writer than a public speaker. When I speak, I'm prone to malapropisms and spoonerisms.
Absolutely NOT! That's why I write. That's how and why I started writing in the first place. I discovered that I could express myself much more freely, openly, and spontaneously on a piece of paper (and now the computer screen) than I could orally. Partially that's because my mind works kind of slow. Always has. When you speak orally your mind has to work fairly quickly because people today are very, very impatient. If you pause for three or four seconds to conjure up the best word for your thought, the listener, more often than not, is already off onto another topic, one that is more interesting to them. That usually means the topic is themselves, and what has been happening to them. It is becoming rare to find a person who is actually more interested in what YOU have to say, than in what THEY have to say. That's one of the things I've always liked about myself: I'm a good listener. As I said once to an endless babbler: you never learn much with your mouth open. Did it help? No. She is still a babbler. Always will be. And I am still a listener.
Yes: it is a bit complicated because you need to improvise, but if someone gives you a cue, then you need to accept the chalenge and begin to create impromptu. It is a nice exercise to develop your imagination.
Ha, er no, I speak without thought, impulsive always. Then I think of what I should have said an hour later! So I keep to writing - that process can be edited.
No! I'm horrible at telling stories aloud. I do much better to keep my storytelling on paper!
Jings, no! I am stupendously inarticulate when it comes to telling tales out loud.
Ha, er no, I speak without thought, impulsive always. Then I think of what I should've said an hour later! So I keep to writing - that process can be edited.
Much to my chagrin, I am quite dreadful at orally telling stories, actually.
The only people who I tell my stories to orally are my young children - they seem to enjoy it very much! ;)
Um....I am prolific with words, both written and oral.
I think so. I enjoy teaching. I've got a YouTube channel for the order of Knights that I belong to: http://www.youtube.com/user/goibhniu13?feature=mhum
Not really. I'm too long winded and usually will get sidetracked; and end up telling it through a back story and losing the descriptive intensity. It's much easier for me to write it than to tell it.