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Turner featured on Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Posted by Joe M. Turner | 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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Turner to speak at Georgian Club on July 14

Posted by Joe M. Turner | on July 6, 2009

Joe M. Turner speaks on memory training techniques for businesspeople at the Georgian Club in Atlanta on July 14 at 11:30 AM.

Joe M. Turner

Corporate speaker and entertainer Joe M. Turner has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, and CNN Headline News. His sleight-of-hand skills and psychological illusions have made him a popular feature at corporate meetings and events nationwide. Joe will give a short sample of his memory improvement workshop. In addition to presenting some amazing mental demonstrations, Joe will teach some basic techniques including:

  • Creative Association: Never forget where you parked again!
  • The Loci Method: Give presentations and speeches with no notes.
  • Plus great information on remembering lists, numbers, and names.

$19.95 per person includes a lunch buffet. Reservations are required.

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