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Featured speaker/performer at Atlanta Tea Party

Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on April 16, 2009

Last night I was a featured speaker and performer at the Atlanta Tea Party, the largest such gathering in the nation! My performance before the 15,000+ attendees illustrated that no matter what the message, magic can be an effective and entertaining way to communicate it to an audience.

Coordinated at the grassroots level, the Atlanta Tea Party was a collection of people across party lines who are seeking a return to common sense in government policies relating to taxation and spending. It was a great night!

The Atlanta Tea Party was held at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta. Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel broadcast his show live from the gathering. While I did get any airtime on FNC, the great news is that I performed for somewhere upwards of 15,000 people last night at the Atlanta Tea Party. I did get to meet and snap photos with Congressman Tom Price, Dick Armey, and Sean Hannity. I even met Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, whose offhand question to then-candidate Obama began a wave of media interest that landed me on a report that was featured on Good Morning America.

When I first arrived at the event, it looked at first as if I might be cut from the program schedule altogether. When Sean Hannity got on site, the producer demanded several changes to the schedule at their hour; nobody was to be on stage during the actual broadcast. The organizers had to cut an hour of programming… and my planned 5-minute set was one of the pieces on the chopping block. They were able to put few people back on the program by running people on the main stage during Hannity’s commercial breaks. The people restored to the program were Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, Congressman Tom Price, and me! I was onstage during the 9:30pm commercials. I was fortunate to be part of that group, as there was not enough time to restore several other scheduled performers and speakers to the program.

Hannity’s show was tightly packed and packaged and set… there was no way I was going to get on this time. (But that day is coming, I am sure!) I am told there is a video of my performance from the feed that went to the jumbotrons; I’ll try to get my hands on it.

Here are some photos from the Atlanta Tea Party.

with Joe the Plumber (cell phone photo)
JMT with Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher

with Sean Hannity (forgive the silly face — trying to snap this in an instant as he was passing by and shook my hand — no time to get someone to take it for me)
JMT and Sean Hannity

with former House Majority Leader Dick Armey
JMT with Dick Armey

with Congressman Tom Price
JMT with Congressman Tom Price

Waiting backstage to go on and escape the chains of socialist policies combined with irresponsible government spending…
JMT backstage at the Atlanta Tea Party

Performing on the stage at the Atlanta Tea Party during a break in the Hannity show; those two folks are about to pull that chain through my midsection!
JMT on stage at the Atlanta Tea Party

Here we go… we have to pull together if we’re not going to be bound by debt and socialism.
JMT on stage at the Atlanta Tea Party

And we’re through — they pulled it right through my body!

JMT performing on stage at the Atlanta Tea Party

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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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