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How do you pace your show? Do you include the right combination of effects in your show?
Shows flow. Some good, some bad. Keeping an audience entertained involves more than simply performing a series of effects... How you perform those effects and what type of effects you perform will ultimately determine your success.
A 'serious' effect shouldn't be followed by a second serious effect. Likewise, an audience participation effect shouldn't be followed by a second one. The proper routining involves a good 'pace'.
Combine a serious effect with a comedy effect, and then an audience participation effect. Follow a big effect with a small one. David Copperfield performs a grand vanish... and then sits on the stage to perform a linking and unlinking rubber band effect.