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Winter goal:

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"My goal before the end of the year is write more jokes and start getting up in front of a crowed more often. I need to not only work on my delivery but I need to work on being comfortable as myself in front of an audience."

Last night I took steps to getting into the Des Moines comedy scene. I went to a Tuesday night open mic night. I didn't go on stage last night as I figured a few nights of watching before diving in would be a good idea. There are two nights a week dedicated to open mic comedy in town, and I fully indent on attending them as often as possible.

I have no idea what I was so afraid of, the local comedians were very friendly and for the most part funny. It made me realize that I'm just psyching myself out, and I can totally do this.

I know my stage presents and overall confidence in line delivery are weak, but I think I can pull it together before the end of the year. If not who cares, at least I'll be trying, and that's more than I can say I've been doing.


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ELSIE_BEE 10/7/2010 9:17AM

    You can SO totally do this! There's only one thing that's holding you back--and that's you. So just get up there and do it! (And let us know how it goes afterward.)

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DALE28 10/6/2010 12:49PM

    Great job Ashley! Have faith in yourself! You know what your capable of doing and what your not! I'm pretty sure you will be great!! B proud of yourself!

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CLSSWAN 10/6/2010 12:45PM

    Good for you, if you want practice speaking in front of an audience, why not check out Toastmasters. It is a friendly communication and leadership organization that focuses on positives. You can find their website at

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