A Routine must be memorized and in some cases scripted. You need to make sure that you can flawlessly and smoothly move from one effect to another and have a reason to do so. Make up a story or some kind of entertaining way to logically flow from one effect to the next. I have a great Peter Pan and Capt. Hook show I do with green and red d-lites. Some one is Pan and gets the green one and another person is Capt. Hook. The point is, my show has a theme, a purpose, and kids like that.
Make having a routine a routine part of your magic otherwise you will just keep saying the same lame line "and for my next trick" or "let's see what else I can do for you."
That's cheese, total garbage. Get a routine not just a string of effects.
See my earlier posts for an idea of what I am talking about. Not trying to discourage, just trying to help.
http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... hp?t=58319
Matlock the Magnificent.