If you are basically a newbie or have limited credits, the agent is mostly going to go by your look, your training, and whether you have any on-the-set experience.
In recent past history, only about one third of Talent Agencies were asking actors to bring in either a scene or a monologue to the meeting. Today, it’s even less — so they probably won’t be asking you to do that either. However, they may have you read some commercial “copy” or possibly give you a scene to cold read with them.
The best way to plan for your meeting is to ask the talent agent what to expect. Contact the talent agent or the assistant and ask what should you bring and know about your upcoming meeting. Talent agencies often have this type of information on their websites. However, one rule does not always apply to all, so don’t hesitate to call to make sure what’s expected of you.
Don’t worry, you’ve already accomplished the most difficult part – you got the meeting. That talent agent wants to meet with you because she believes there’s a possibility you two can work together. So, don’t worry about not having any credits because she likely already knows that. Focus on bringing your best self into the meeting. Put your best foot forward. Show confidence throughout the meeting. Be likeable, open, outgoing, and giving throughout the meeting.
Good, bad or indifferent, talent agents mostly go by your interview, look, and whether other things on your resume convince them that you know what you’re doing. You will likely get representation if you succeed in showing that you are likeable, interesting, and professional.
Just make sure, by the end of the meeting, the talent agent has a crystal clear picture of how great you are as an individual. Break-a-leg!