Georgia’s own CIO will be in Powder Springs on Tuesday.
No, Joe M. Turner isn’t a chief investment officer—he’s the Chief Impossibility Officer.
A speaker, mentalist and “sleight-of-hand expert,” Turner owns his own business, Turner Magic Entertainment. He’ll be talking at the Powder Springs Business Association’s monthly luncheon mainly about successful ways to market small businesses.
When thinking of someone who can deliver speeches on marketing, Joe M. Turner admits that magicians don’t typically pop up in people’s minds.
But Turner, a speaker, entertainer and owner of Turner Magic Entertainment, is invited by organizations from all over to speak on the topic. Turner spoke for the third time at a Powder Springs Business Association monthly luncheon on Tuesday.
Using entertainment as an attention grabber, Turner applies modern marketing and small business strategies to his craft.
Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on October 29, 2009
I got back from performing trade show magic in Cleveland and looked at the calendar – the fourth quarter of 2009 kind of snuck up on me. I just finished jobs for NCR (now based near Atlanta) and Subnet Solutions (based in Calgary, Alberta), and other engagements are stacking up in December.
The schedule from now until New Year’s Eve is filling fast, but there are a couple of spots left. If your organization is planning a year-end event where I might be a corporate entertainment resource… call immediately (404 644 6791) to check your date. If I’m already booked, remember that my company also functions as an agency for other talented performers and speakers in various regions of the country. Let’s talk about what we can do for you and your event. (Here’s a fun option: Melody Knighton as Lucy or Dolly!)
I had a day off yesterday – a welcome breather in a week filled with 9 bookings! I took the opportunity to see two other performers “do their thing.” India-based mentalist Pradip Almadi spoke at a conference where I also performed. He’s in the country for a convention next week and happened to have an engagement in Atlanta. I also went over to Kennesaw State University last night to see Brian Brushwood, the ever-popular, freaky-fun magician to the college market.
Some upcoming performances:
October 29 – Judgment Day, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN. I’m part of a multi-day festival that is billed as a “Halloween alternative with an inspiring message.” Looking forward to being back in Chattanooga!
November 1 – FBC Prattville, Prattville, AL – Sunday evening I’ll be doing a magic and mentalism show focusing on cult awareness and basic apologetics.
Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on September 15, 2009
As a corporate magician, speaker, and entertainer, most of my presentations are for private audiences at meetings and conferences. I have been asked several times during the past week when I will have some appearances open to the public. Here are a few upcoming opportunities.
September 29 (rescheduled to November 4, see comments) – Marietta Business Association Expo, Cobb Civic Center, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I’ll be entertaining throughout the event as well as doing some MC work.
October 8-11 – Ken Hartley’s “Supernatural,” Abba’s House, Chattanooga, TN, 7:00 PM each night. I’ll be performing close-up magic prior to the show as well as being a guest performer on the stage show.
(POSTPONED) – Shenanigans at Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, GA. This performance has been postponed. If you have already purchased a ticket, contact the box office to obtain a refund or apply your purchase to the rescheduled show.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that I’m now appearing at Paisano’s on Cedarcrest on Saturday nights when I am in town. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Saturday. If you are making a special trip to see me there, call me to confirm that I’m going to be there.
Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on September 10, 2009
Atlanta Magician Turner Presents Four Magical Ways to Grow Your Business in a Challenging Economy
My presentation today at the Paulding Business Association was on four things I am doing to grow my business. I offered these tips and reminders as much for myself as I did for the audience. What were the points?
Identify and measure more specific audiences and target my marketing to them more effectively. Exactly who am I trying to reach… what are some specific characteristics about them? How can I help other people help me reach them?
Identify new markets by thinking about different ways my services can be used. What’s on the other side of that idea I had… that new commercial I saw… that new promotion I heard about?
Strive to keep my communications with clients and prospects both current and relevant. Is my language appropriate for my audience? Am I presenting my business with professionalism and credibility? Am I using new technology effectively?
Do some unusual, offbeat things to generate and sustain buzz. Where would they least expect me to find their card?
I introduced each of these points with a bit of magic or mentalism — then I expounded on how that experience related to the point and illustrated an idea that they could take away and apply to their own businesses.
The result of all this? A presentation that communicates useful ideas to an audience in an engaging manner, encouraging both retention of the information and immediate action. Information and entertainment, blended into a presentation that is part show, part seminar.
Are you a member of a chamber, business association, or other group that would enjoy and benefit from a presentation like this? Contact me!