Often, one wonders how to start to build an act, or short program. Here is the simplistic system I use. Take three file cards and some Post-its. Label the file cards with “Opening”, “Middle”, and “Finale”.
Now start to search your repertoire for the tricks that would fit best in these three categories. Choose three for each segment. Change them, replace them, polish them. This system is easy, totally flexible, and has helped me so many times. Easy to use, and easy to include in your (physical) note books. No battery charging. No excuses. A show in no time.