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Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
 
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Sometimes. I don't tell jokes well, though. I often forget a salient fact or butcher the punchline. 


Yes, I think so as long as I know the story and I'm not making it up as I go along. 


I'm good at doing a few things orally, and yes story telling is one of them. 


I'd like to think so. 


I would love to be, but I'm not. Writing affords a storyteller the opportunity to spin a tale in perfection through editing, re-reading and rewriting, and honest self-criticism. While I do consider myself to be a great conversationalist, I think that my best work comes when I have the time and opportunity to craft the story carefully and see it all at once. 


Yes, I was a story teller long before I began to write. 


Yes. I usually make people laugh when I tell my stories, but on paper those people read my words carefully and seem to be in a more serious frame of mind. 


I LOVE telling stories; sometimes I am concerned that I enjoy the spotlight too much! 


Definetly not! In writing, I have the time to tell all of the details that I may miss in the amount of time I have when speaking to someone. I can analyze and appreciate all of the aspects of the story. 


Nope 


I'm great at telling someone about a movie or a book or tv show. 


Yes, I haven't had any negative comments so far. 


I've been told that. 


I need the slowed speed of writing to tell a story well. 


Oral storytelling didn't apply often to teaching the sciences, but it did to teaching literature, which I did for several years before switching to science. Many students are poor readers and are not often motivated to improve. Relating literature orally sometimes helps to capture their imagination and stimulate their interest in stories they previously had no interest in reading. I like to think I've been a good oral storyteller, but no storyteller is the best judge of his effectiveness. 



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