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Turner Voted Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on January 10, 2011

For Immediate Release: Turner Voted Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year

Atlanta speaker and entertainer Joe M. Turner has been voted 2010 Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year by the combined Atlanta memberships of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Society of American Magicians. Georgia Magic Club president Evan Reynolds and the Atlanta Society of Magicians president Rick Hinze announced the news at the clubs’ joint banquet on January 8.

Atlanta Speaker and Entertainer Joe M. Turner | 2010 Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year

Atlanta speaker and entertainer Joe M. Turner accepts the trophy for being named 2010 Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year

The award dates back to 1971 and is based on excellence in seven categories including performance skill, use of talent for charitable efforts, teaching, and creativity. The accompanying “Duke Stern/Hal Martin Memorial Trophy” is engraved with the names of all the previous winners. The winner is honored to keep the trophy for a year, and then receives a commemorative plaque to keep after passing the trophy to the next winner.

The selection of the winner is made in stages. Each of the participating organizations elects two finalists from their membership, and those nominees then go on a ballot for a final comprehensive round of voting by both clubs. This year, Turner had the rare honor of being selected as a finalist by both local groups.

Turner, a corporate speaker and entertainer often billed as “the Chief Impossibility Officer,” is now a two-time Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year, having also received the award in 2000. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians, the London Magic Circle, and the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood. He serves as the IBM Territorial Vice President for Georgia, as well as the Global TVP Counselor; he is also currently serving a three-year term on the IBM Board of Directors. He writes a bi-monthly review column for Genii Magazine.

Find out more about Joe M. Turner’s magic entertainment and keynotes at http://www.turnermagic.com and http://www.turnertalks.com.

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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, corporate speaker, magician and mentalist Joe M. Turner – “The Chief Impossibility Officer” – delivers astonishing sleight-of-hand, customizable illusions, and stunning mentalism presentations for corporate events, trade shows, conferences and private events worldwide.

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Turner featured on Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on July 15, 2009

Joe M. Turner and two of his colleagues were recently featured in a documentary about magic in the Atlanta area. The segment is featured on “This Is Atlanta,” a production of WABE – Public Broadcasting Atlanta. It will air repeatedly during July and August 2009.

Georgia Magic Club featured on "This Is Atlanta" “Some of you may know that I was elected to the executive committee of the International Brotherhood of Magicians at their recent convention. But even before that, I was active in the organization; I currently serve as the Territorial Vice President for the state of Georgia, and am a past president of Atlanta’s “Ring 9,” also known as the Georgia Magic Club. Here’s part of a note I sent to the executive committee about this latest press hit.” — Joe M. Turner


IBM Ring 9 (The Georgia Magic Club) recently received an excellent bit of local promotion via a documentary piece on Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

At the January meeting, a producer from “This is Atlanta” attended our ring meeting and shot some video for a proposed segment on magic in Atlanta. Current Ring 9 president Debbie Leifer arranged it and was careful to let them know that we wanted to be protective of the secrets while also emphasizing the openness of the club to visitors and potential new members.

After the meeting, the producer and Debbie invited Ken Scott and myself to participate in more indepth interviews and additional performance segments.

The finished product will air in Atlanta during July and August, but it is now available for viewing online. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. This link takes you straight to the page where you can read about the segment and click to view the video.

The segment treats both the club and the art of magic with a wonderful combination of humor and respect. I extend my congratulations to Debbie Leifer for her success in bringing some great local press to IBM Ring 9, and to all the other Ring 9 members whose appearances in the piece represented our art and our organization so well to the viewing public.

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Click here to view video on YouTube.

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Half-day registration option for Apr 21 leadership conference

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on April 8, 2009

Wind Enterprises announces NEW “HALF DAY CONFERENCE OPTION” for Joe M. Turner‘s clients to hear Dee Dee Myers, make great connections and meet career recruitment teams from Fortune-ranked companies.

So you only have a few hours to be with us and not the whole day? Well, we hear you loud and clear! We have received input from some prospective attendees that they just can’t take the entire day off to attend the conference, so we are introducing a special program that is a Half Day Conference Opportunity! Attendees have the opportunity to choose either the morning or the afternoon session.

Morning 1/2 day program includes: keynote, America’s Corporate Magician Joe M. Turner, and choice of six morning concurrent sessions, as well as the entire luncheon program with Dee Dee Myers, including the Women of Power and Vision plenary session

Afternoon 1/2 day program includes: the entire luncheon program with Dee Dee Myers, the Women of Power and Vision plenary session AND the afternoon concurrent workshops, closing keynote Nicki Keohohou and the fabulous Connection Reception with great giveaways.

And the best part is the PRICE: It’s ONLY $75 for the Half Day program!

Previously we announced a PINK SLIP Special full day registration that is $95 for women who have lost their jobs. In addition, we have strategic partner pricing and sponsor pricing that is about half of what we charged last year for the conference. And of course, for the full day conference, Joe M. Turner‘s clients will receive discounted pricing for this life-changing event, the lowest ever, only $150. If you join the newly launched Wind Enterprises Membership Program (http://www.windenterprises.biz/membership-program/participating-partners/) you will receive another $50 discount off the already low rate of $150, so the price is only $100! To register & receive the discounted Joe M. Turner’s Special Rate, go to WindEnterprises.com, Register Now, and use WEMAGIC for the Promo Code. This validates the discount price of $150. WindEnterprises.com also has information about the conference speakers and workshops; a limited number of exhibitor booths are still available. We are being very flexible this year in response to your requests and to this challenging economy, and hope to see you at our 12th annual Possible Woman Leadership Conference April 21st!

To register or for details, go to www.windenterprises.com. The New Half Day Conference Option is on the Registration Page.

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Discounted leadership conference registration for my clients: Act Now!

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on April 1, 2009

Dee Dee Myers, Joe M. Turner

Dee Dee Myers, Joe M. Turner

“What would happen if women ruled the world?”Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary, will ponder this question when she speaks to women over lunch in Atlanta. Myers is the keynote speaker at the Possible Woman Leadership Conference “Power, Promise and Possibilities: Women Creating the Magic of Change” on Tuesday, April 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Turner Magic Entertainment clients will receive discounted pricing for this life-changing event, the lowest ever, only $150. If you join the newly launched Wind Enterprises Membership Program you will receive another $50 discount off the already low rate of $150, so the price is only $100!

NEW: Pink Slip Half Price Special available for women who have recently lost their jobs; contact Linda Wind for details (linda@possiblewoman.com). Registration information for the conference and award dinner as well as details about the conference are listed below the flyer.

To register and receive the discounted Joe M. Turner Special Rate, go to WindEnterprises.com, Register Now, and use WEMAGIC for the Promo Code. This validates the discount price of $150. WindEnterprises.com also has information about the conference speakers and workshops; a limited number of exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are also available at this time.

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Possible Woman Conference : Apr 21 in Atlanta

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on February 26, 2009

He’s a Magic Man: Corporate Conjuror Joe M. Turner to Open Possible Woman Conference April 21
Possible Woman Leadership Conference Power, Promise and Possibilities April 21 at Georgia World Congress Center

Wind Enterprises

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Corporate magician Joe M. Turner (www.joemturner.com) will kick off the 12th Annual Possible Woman Conference in Atlanta with his special brand of magical inspiration. The Possible Woman Conference, April 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center, also features former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers and Nicki Keohohou, CEO of Direct Selling Woman’s Alliance and one of America’s Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs.

“Magic Man” Turner, who has been featured on CNN Headline News, Good Morning America and Nightline, possesses a unique combination of real-world corporate experience and exceptional sleight-of-hand skills. This distinctive fusion of talents has made him a top corporate magician.

The Atlanta-based corporate conjuror blends his change management expertise and theatrical background to create unforgettable presentations. As a former executive with Accenture and Bank of America, Turner has years of experience in training, communication and change management. He writes for Genii Magazine, one of his industry’s major periodicals, and is a contributing author to the upcoming book Hyper-Growth.

“Joe is planning a very special, inspirational, magical kick-off for this Possible Woman Conference,” says Linda Wind, president and CEO of Wind Enterprises and a nationally known expert on leadership development. Debuting in 1996, the Possible Woman Conference is presented by Wind Enterprises.

“Once again, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker will join me to welcome the hundreds of women — and a few men — who are participating in this dynamic event,” Wind says.

From a 7:30 a.m. continental breakfast to a 4:45 p.m. Connection Reception, this Possible Woman Leadership Conference is a day packed with dynamic speakers, interactive question-and-answer sessions, well-qualified panels, informative exhibits and exciting networking opportunities.

The luncheon keynote speaker, Dee Dee Myers, is the first woman and youngest person to hold the job of White House press secretary. Author of Why Women Should Rule the World (Harper Collins, 2008), she follows such outstanding speakers as Elizabeth Edwards, Benazir Bhutto, Erin Brockovich, Gail Evans, Geraldine Ferraro, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Mary Matalin, Deborah Norville, Della Reese, Ann Richards and Dr. Betty Siegel.

Closing keynote for the conference will be an energetic presentation by Nicki Keohohou. She will also moderate a panel on Mastering Entrepreneurship: The View from the Top featuring Atlanta entrepreneurs Elizabeth Gordon of Flourishing Business, Ruth King of Ribbon and Conchita Robinson of C Robinson Associates.

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