No way! I'm from the south and we tend to wander as we speak. It takes me half an hour to talk about an incident that lasted five minutes, because I give a lot of backstory and extraneous details. I have to watch that in my writing too, but usually I get it cut out before anyone has to suffer through it.
No. I have terrible stage fright. I hate speaking in front of other people, which is something I will eventually have to weed out of my system, because I wish to become a teacher. I suppose I am decent at relaying exceptionally short stories, particularly jokes, but that's my judgment and clearly I'm biased.
No. Writers, with the possible exception of the late Wm. F. Buckley, are lousy at doing this.
No! I am far too shy. I can be very funny, though, once I get comfortable with the people around me.
Yes because I learned at the knee of my Irish grandfather. He would sit with me on the porch swing and begin a story then have me finish it. If what I said didn't make sense or was too fantastical, he would gently correct me. He always insisted on an ending that would 'knock his socks' off. I feel he gave me the start, the seed, and the talent with which I was born became the fertilizer. I watered it with years of making notes, writing down snippets of dialogue, doing research and reading in the genres that interested me. What I got back was a field sown of dreams.
I do a lot of writing seminars where I tell stories I make up on the spot. I enjoy telling stories wherever I go.
I'm no raconteur, but if pressed, I can spin a yarn or two.
No, not at all. I need the time to think about my words and I need to see the words on the screen, not hear them. I lose track of what I am saying if I start to listen to what I say.
My oratory skills are lacking, to say the least. I was born with a hearing impediment, and struggled with speech throughout much of my childhood, so although I can converse quite well these days, I still have issues of a self-conscience nature with which to deal. Since I discovered e-mail, I tend to only talk to people in person or on the phone when absolutely necessary.
A big no! I did not get that gift. It skipped a generation, and my son has it in spades! As soon as I open my mouth to tell a story, I get lost on tangents and I could make the sanest person run for Bedlam!
I think I'm okay at telling stories orally, but I prefer writing because of the option to edit.
Bedtime stories to entice 3 year olds have been my most recent record.I don't know if that makes me good.
Oh yes, just ask my grandchildren, I can tell a whopper of a story. Their favorite one is the story of the mean Toe that lives out in the woods behind our house. Of course nobody knows how this Toe came into being, but he sure causes a lot of trouble in the neighborhood. Maybe one day somebody will finally catch that Toe, but I doubt it.
I really do not think do. I feel that I am better at telling a story using the written word.