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The 9 Core Competancies:




Well-trained performers provide a presence that feels unconsciously human and authentic to listeners while achieving other performance objectives.

Poorly-trained performers lose natural speech quality when attempting other performance objectives.

Poorly-trained performers sound like someone “reading a sales announcement to a demographic” rather than having a conversation with a friend. They tend to impersonate low-skilled, low-paid (“bad”) voice over performances they have heard.

We provide T.A.S.K. standards to test, measure and certify performers in each of these core competencies. Becoming certified requires demonstrating proficiency and understanding in an area of competency.

Certification standards exist for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional levels.

Demonstrating a competency at any level is all that is required to be certified in that competency at that level. In areas where a student demonstrates natural aptitude and awareness, less training, knowledge, skill and technique is needed.

Because casting professionals quickly reject performances that violate key standards for authentic and natural speech regardless of other factors, the primary competency of Acting and Voice is authentic speech.

Some training programs may follow or integrate these competencies, such as the School of Acting and Voiceover.