No, haven't really tried.
For about six years, I moonlighted as a speaker for religious camps, schools, and churches as a storyteller. Through "sounding out" stories, a lot of my voice in writing was developed.
I can spin a yarn if I need to, but it's never gotten me out of a traffic ticket. I don't tend to talk much, I save what I have to say for my writing. When I do talk no one ever seems to understand; especially me.
No way. My verbal skills are quite laughable and I do have the propensity to mix up words or say something inappropriate.
Definitely not. I tend to trip over my own tongue. Words definitely flow through my fingers better than they do through my mouth.
I am far better at the written story than telling them orally. Sometimes my mind wanders during storytelling--hehe. You don't notice this with a tightly written and edited story. :)
No. Not at all. I struggle to tell a joke. I write to discover what I think, talking is too immediate for me. I find talking sometimes to be tedious, while I also recognize the importance of verbalization. I'm a good listener, most people aren't and tend to be very selfish with the space where spoken words interact. It's a paradox I do not yet fully understand. Small talk is like watching paint dry, it is usually dull and camoufalges ulterior motive. And yet, sometimes that is all there is between people and something is better than nothing.
No. I need I prefer to have the time and space to think without interference and to do research.
Yes... but not the stories that I plan to write. If I tell them, orally, they are gone.
I think so. You would have to ask my listeners. I used to be a DJ for the all-night show on a middle-of-the-road medium market radio station. I had people who claimed they loved my jokes and my little stories I told in between the music. I also wrote most of my own on-air material.
My kids used to love hearing me tell stories to them. Once, as a gift, I wrote a story for each of them, using their names, and making it the type of story he or she would enjoy. I then recorded it, playing all the parts, using the synthesizer, and the radio station's sound effects library to create the necessary ambiance. They both loved their gift.
Sometimes I get a little too wordy (as I do in my writing). With oral stories, though, you can't edit them after you create them. Big drawback for me :)
Yes ... I have been paid to deliver speeches, and I spin great tales about the Super Bowl. I'd like to do more, actually.
No! Well...sometimes. Ish. Next question...