One thing you must never forget to have is a costume. You can pick any outfit you like so don’t be afraid if it is too glamorous or showy.
Before the show starts, be sure that everything you will be using is ready on stage. When its time, there is no turning back. Remember you are the center of attention and everyone will be watching you.
One way to distract then when performing an act is to come up with a few jokes or stories. Others use a wand because the moment you point it in a certain direction, the eyes of the audience will follow so you can make that switch and they won’t know what happened giving you ample time to perform your trick.
If some tricks require a volunteer, pick someone and just do your best. Once the magic show is finished, be sure to thank everyone for coming. You can also give a few things away and then have fun with everyone else.
Performing magic tricks on stage takes a lot of practice because you don’t want to screw up when it is time for you to show your stuff. Sometimes the show that you will be doing could be your first and of many more in the future or your last if things did not work out.
So, practice diligently until you get it right. If you need help, get friends to see how well you perform and get feedback. It is better to make mistakes now when you are not performing yet so everything will go off without a hitch which is what you want to achieve for the next 10 to 15 minutes.