Great storytelling is something that I am not good at!
I often have to tell people after I've told them something that they can now "assemble their own phrase" with the words that I have used. I suppose they come out of order sometimes.
One group of people I admire for their storytelling skills is certainly Pixar.
I'm not the only one who agrees:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070710/ap_en_mo/film_pixar_old_school;_ylt=ArwiMKn_KxQJbLhu99kFVlpxFb8C
I haven't seen "Ratatouille" yet but I would like to, I'm sure it will be clever - and that's what I like the most about stories.