I am a writter so I don't tell stories orally, I spend a great deal of time and preperation preparing my work so it is not something I can do orally or on the spot. I am capable of reading my stories that I have written with passion though, and very good at sharing stories I feel have a purpose and support a good cause.
YUP! And in poetic verse.
Heavens no! This is probably why I write. I've been told that I ramble down bunny trails like Edith Bunker, but I'm working on this.
Telling stories orally! Oh, my! That's when my Celtic blood kicks in (Thank you, Da) and I go for the tall tales and the laughs. If I don't have you rolling on the floor, I haven't done my job.
Conversely, when writing, I care more about my readers seeing what I see, feeling, smelling, hearing, even tasting what I am trying to convey. I like to get them emotionally involved in the story, so much so that they can't stop thinking about it even after they put the book down.
I love to tell stories. I see things in brilliant colors and because of that I have been accused of elaberation or exaggeration. I call it as I see it. Even when I am trying to convey a serious or semi-serious message, my listeners laugh. I think it is great if they can get the point I am making and laugh at the same time.
No. Not even remotely.
No, I just can't tell stories orally as good at being silent, and letting my thoughts come out through my fingers onto the keyboard.
I could be better... lol!
I used to act in high school and did a play four years ago and there were times when I had to perform in a short notice. I love to talk and share my ideas with folks. Recently I did a TV interview (my very first) and I was very glad that it went well. My parents were there and they were surprised to see the expressive side of me. They never knew their daughter was that creative.
If they're short and to the point, yes.
No. I am not a gifted orator. I wish I had 1% of Barack Obama's public speaking skills. I like to talk, but I would not say stories come out in the best light.
People with whom I personally contact consider me a good story-teller. I firmly believe everything I write must tell a good story.
No. I prefer to think before I communicate. I am not a spontaneous person.
Absolutely not. In fact, I write to sharpen my storytelling ability. Orally, I have a tremendous ability with language and specific words. Tying a story together in a concise and engaging format is a challenge for me, orally.