Yes. I've done public speaking for years. I love a crowd of one or more. After 25 years dealing with the public in business, I've learned how and what to say to bring across humor or information.
I love telling clean jokes and putting a smile on other folks faces. Laughter is the best medicine. To prove this, check out my "Smile Fuel" page on my website...updated twice a week. http://www.leecarey-author.com/5.html
However, writing and orally telling the same story is as different as night and day.
Oral is my forte.
I've never been good at public speaking, but I guess this is something I'm going to have to work on. But among friends, I've been known to tell a tale or two.
I don't think so, I'm the kind of person who believes that everything is easier to express when you write it down.
As in making up a story with imaginary characters and a plot? No. I need time to prepare, come up with the right words.
But let me get started talking about an ordinary experience (a trip to the grocery, an encounter with a repairman) and I get carried away with details most listeners probably aren't interested in.
No, i suck at oral story telling gosh!
I've been told that I am. When my daughter was little I used to invent bedtime stories for her. She still talks about them. My friends tell me that I'm funny and they love for me to tell them stories. So, I guess the answer to this is yes.
Not at all. I stutter and stammer and restart my sentences over and over.
I whip stories out at the drop off a hat for children, and my mind is always alive with stories that might be attractive to a teen or adult demographic.
Everything I write, I write to be performed. I love writing monologues, short stories, plays, films; and dialogue is important in all of these forms. I love eavesdropping, and so many things I've written have come that way. I just hope I don't get caught, then I will need to be good at telling stories orally - to avoid getting punched!
Public speaking terrifies me, to the point where I have palpitations. If I have a chance to practice beforehand, however, I can usually pull of a remarkably glib performance.
i guess lol
Oh, yeah. The only difference is that you can see me smile and laugh out loud, or even tear up in person. In my writing I have to make the words do that.
Yes, mostly. It depends upon the audience and my current emotional state.