Best Trick of the Trade Show

While working a trade show booth recently I found myself in a short lull — that time when there’s a big assembly of some kind and the traffic in the room is diminished. I was standing at the corner of the booth rolling a worn 1972 Eisenhower silver dollar across my fingers, biding my time […]

Another Day at the Office…

I recently had another event/giglife adventure. I was booked to emcee a charity gala, with a bit of strolling magic plus some magical material during the main show which was to be both in-person and streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Attendees would enjoy a buffet dinner and drinks, bid on silent auction items, then enjoy […]

Speed and Swagger: Ten-Minute Trainer Guest Spot

Several weeks ago, I recorded a guest appearance on “The Speed and Swagger Ten-Minute Trainer,” a weekly podcast produced by Speed Marriott and Derron Steenbergen (aka Swagger). Their focus is primarily on issues relating to media sales, but with general applicability for sales and marketing. (I met Speed when we both spoke at the Mississippi Association […]

Interview in CanvasRebel

CanvasRebel is a web-based magazine that does spotlight articles on a variety of creatives and business professionals. They approached me for an interview several weeks ago and this is the result. CanvasRebel: Meet Joe M. Turner       Note: I appeared in a partner publication interview a couple of years ago. That interview can […]

Don’t Forget the Rest of You.

Don’t Forget the Rest of You. I want to share a thought that has been percolating in my mind, heart, and soul for a long time. I believe it’s important, and I offer it to you as a gift at the end of a year that has been full of incredible challenges and opportunities for […]

Efficiently Changing Display Configurations with a Stream Deck

I love using the Stream Deck and OBS to manage my live broadcasts for virtual presentations and performances. I use Windows 10 and two monitors in a specific way, and I have been using the Win+P shortcut to get to the pop-up menu to choose my configuration. I have played with multi-step hotkeys to open […]

Upcoming Performance: Atlanta Magic Night with Eric Anderson

Just a quick note to share some good news. The show that Mark Johnson and I have co-produced since May 2014, Atlanta Magic Night, is proud to announce that Eric Anderson will be joining us for the August performance! I’ve been a fan of Eric’s work since I moved to Atlanta in the early 1990s. […]