Not really. My brain tends to work alot faster than my mouth does. I tend to transpose words, stumble over speaking, stutter. I am notorious for trying to say three things at once and ending up saying nothing comprehensible at all.
I am out of practice, but I have performed oral storytelling in the past. I produced and directed a video, "Crow Tales" in 2005 in which I told two stories. This was not previously planned, but things happen when you are filming...
The trailer for "Crow Tales" can be viewed at http://www.crowtales.net
But sadly the video needs to be re-edited and obtain distribution.
No, I am not good at tellling stories orally but I am really good at reading a story out loud.
I feel that I am a much better writer than a story teller. When I write I have the time to think about where the story is going.
I wish! I can sure read a story from a book out loud with feeling. But truth be told, to relay a memory or story orally off the top of my head, I tend to lose myself because my thoughts play too quickly for my mouth to keep up with them!
I think it's more interesting to hear my stories in person, but this is a hard one to say.
Some say yes. My wife says no, but finding an oral audience patient enough is the problem.
I'm terrible at it. My husband and I once picked up a game called Once Upon A Time. It's a card game designed to encourage oral yarn-spinning parties, where each person has to guide the story between the concepts on the cards they have in their hand. For example, you might have a princess, a frog and a happily-ever-after card. The trick is that another player might have a kiss card, and if you decide that your princess ought to kiss that frog, the player with the kiss card gains control of the game and the story.
I thought it was going to be fun, but then I realized that I just can't manage to be convincing without having time to make things sound respectable, and paper to write it on. I can fashion a story rather well from doing just this, however. I have been known to take a random selection of cards and try to build a story around them. I just write it instead!
I think so. I really enjoy oral storytelling, and I've definitely had some brilliant moments with it.
Too good. That is why I write less. Friends tell me that I should write more and not just talk away all my stories.
No, absolutely not, I'm terrible at telling stories! I wish I wasn't, but I am, and doubt that will change since I'm not getting any younger and am hardly likely to develop the skill.
I rarely try. I don't know.