In the competitive landscape of acting and modeling, it can be difficult to get your break. Here are some of the most important tips that clients look for when booking talent for paid speaking roles or modeling assignments
Make a good first impression. Often they have to make a hiring decision within 30 to 60 seconds. If they cast you and they have not worked with you before they are taking an educated risk. A good impression is made by being early, prepared, looking like a professional and having amazing charisma!

Think quickly. Can you think quick on your feet? Sign of an experienced professional. Can you make the adjustments they ask for?
Provide financial value. Are you worth the money they are paying? If the client is going to pay a rate of $400-$1500 a day, you must show them you are worth it. They have to account for every dollar spent.
Be original. When auditioning many models or actors, it becomes difficult to differentiate between each talent. You need to make a creative statement and lasting ion within the context of the project.

Experience. Does your portfolio or resume show you have worked and trained successfully in the past?
Polish. The talent must be polished and confident enough to do the job with little or no direction if needed.
Prepare for discomfort. Be prepared to be uncomfortable. It is natural not to feel natural. (That is why it is important to constantly be practicing and training).
Go to every audition that you fit the profile of, even if it is a lower or non-paying project. The acting/model business is all about networking and exposure.
Practice patience. Ability takes time. Be patient with yourself and your agent.

Keep your sides after every acting audition: sometimes it can take weeks to get a callback.
Keep a journal and detailed notes on all of your auditions. Track what happened, how you did, things that worked and things you need work on. By doing this, you will be able to keep track of your strengths, weaknesses, as well as people you meet, which is important for networking.
Track your bookings. When you book a job, always make a note on what the project was, what part you played and who the production company, casting director or client was. Update your resume and make copies for your agent and yourself. That may land you your next job.Pay you agents commission as soon as possible. Agents are professionals, and they really do notice who pays quickly; if they understand you are also professional they will be more likely to send you out more often.

Remain positive. Don't get discouraged. That is why most actors and models are unsuccessful! Surround yourself with positive people who are also in the industry or support you in your passion. It takes the right kind of mental approach and dedication to achieve results in such a competitive field.

Author's Bio: 

Craze Agency CEO Troy Lee has worked as an Agency Director and President for over 25 years. He has personally booked thousands of Models, Actors and Extras. Troy has worked with some of the biggest clients in the world. He has also worked as a Casting Director on many acting and modeling projects. In the past Troy has authored a State approved educational acting and modeling curriculum and personally coached nationally recognized actors and models. Troy has many modeling and acting articles published nationally.