Meet James Alburger and Penny Abshire
James Alburger and Penny Abshire are professional voice-actors, corporate speakers, producers of award-winning radio commercials, and performance coaches who will take you, your staff and your story to a new level of effectiveness in every-day communication.
Together they work with business owners and corporate executives to find new and better ways to clarify and provide a sharp focus on how the company communicates on many levels with clients, customers, vendors, and employees.
James Alburger and Penny Abshire have more than six decades of combined coaching and professional speaking experience. As the co-producers of the VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE), a major convention for voice actors, they understand the intricacies of producing corporate events and communication. Through their events and corporate coaching, James and Penny teach an easy-to-learn, and highly effective, formula for using the voice to reach out and connect with a target audience. Their techniques are especially effective when used in radio advertising, telephone messaging, corporate training, and web learning, and they work equally well for business professionals who want to be more effective communicators when working from a scripted presentation.
Eleven-time Emmy recipient, James Alburger has been directing and coaching for over 4 decades. With more than 45 years of experience on stage, as a television director, and a sound designer, he definitely knows how to take a script “off-the-page” and connect with an audience. He is the author of the best-selling book on voiceover, The Art of Voice Acting, and co-creator of The Voice Acting Academy, with Penny Abshire. His first book, Get Your Act Together, Producing an Effective Magic Act to Music, became a standard reference for magicians. In 1998 James left a 25-year career with NBC and opened VoiceActing, LLC to help raise the performance standards for voiceover talent. Soon after, VoiceActing Studios opened its doors as an award-winning production company specializing in full-service audio communication, audio production, and radio commercials.
As a classically trained concert pianist at the age of 7, Penny Abshire is a born performer! When she discovered the worlds of acting, professional speaking and coaching, she truly found her niche! Penny has a unique ability to connect with her audiences on an emotional level through the use of both humor and drama. She is an accomplished producer, director, voice actor, and performance coach with an amazing ability to bring out an individual’s hidden talent. Penny is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Omni Intermedia Award for excellence in copy writing. She co-teaches VoiceActing Academy workshops and seminars with James, and is Creative Director for VoiceActing Studios.