Try not to cradle the ball with your flippers. The temptation to do so will be pretty strong at first, but the control it will offer to the next shot is rarely worth the effort.
Each table offers eight different viewing angles, but switching between them during a game is a recipe for disaster. Find one that works for you and stick with it.
Try to use the bottom flippers to put the ball in a general area and finesse it towards your target with the secondary flippers further up the table.