Penny Abshire, A.S.G., Has Characters in Her Pocket on Voice Over Experts

Penny Abshire, Creative Director of, shares some of the characters that reside in her pocket on the Voice Over Experts Podcast at

Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2007 --( Penny Abshire, A.S.G., voice actor and popular voice acting instructor in San Diego, is this week’s guest lecturer on the popular Voice Over Experts Podcast, , the most listened to educational podcast for beginner and professional voice actors. Penny Abshire is the Creative Director of and also a founding director of VOICE, the VoiceOver International Creative Experience, an annual conference held for those in the voice acting field.

In Penny Abshire’s lecture "The Characters in My Pocket”, Penny demonstrates several characters that she has waiting in the wings when auditioning for a voice acting job. Listeners will discover how to create their own set of core characters that are used as a basis for developing new characters on the fly when an agent or casting director comes to call, an invaluable skill that all voice actors should develop.

As a contributor to the Voice Over Experts Podcast, Penny Abshire will be lecturing on a regular basis, helping people to understand, develop and succeed in the business of voice acting. Since the lectures are available in the form of podcasts, the lessons are hosted online and can be subscribed to through the Apple iTunes Directory, to be enjoyed at any time convenient to the listener.

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About Penny Abshire

Penny Abshire, A.S.G. is a born performer, a professional speaker, a creative copy-writer, a classically trained pianist… and a former professional belly dancer. She is also a skilled paralegal and office manager. But her true passion is performing as a voice-actor. In the mid 1990’s, Penny was working as a paralegal and presenting Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus seminars, having been personally trained by John Gray. Then she discovered voiceover. Penny was already a highly skilled performer and speaker, and this new area opened up many new doors and literally changed her life. After a few short years of studying the craft of voice-acting, she left her job as a paralegal to assist James Alburger in the daily operation of The Commercial Clinic. She now co-teaches The Art of Voice Acting workshops and seminars, and is the Creative Director a Producer/Director for The Commercial Clinic. Together James Alburger and Penny Abshire co-write and produce humorous dialog commercials and other projects for audio CD, radio, and TV, as well as work as voice talent for radio, TV and audio book projects.

About provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.

Stephanie Ciccarelli