Social Media Magic: Radio Interview on MileHiRadio

“Social Media Magic” was the topic of my recent interview on Denver’s MileHiRadio. Host Deb Krier and I spent an hour discussing the effective use of social media to promote small businesses. Her title for the segment – “Social Media Magic” – was based partly on the nature of my entertainment and speaking business, and […]

Radio Interview on Atlanta BusinessRadioX: Building a Speaking Career

Joe M. Turner on BusinessRadioX

On the BusinessRadioX network, host Jim Beach interviewed me on his “School for Startups” program.  The topic, “How to Build a Speaking Career,” was suggested by Jim after we met at a Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce event, and that premise formed the backbone of the hour-long talk. In this radio interview, I took a basic […]

Turner Magic & Keynotes Named Best of Atlanta 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Turner Magic & Keynotes Receives 2012 Best of Atlanta Award Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement ATLANTA July 30, 2012 — Turner Magic & Keynotes has been selected for the 2012 Best of Atlanta Award in the Party Planning & Event Consultants category by the Atlanta Award Program. Each year, the Atlanta […]

Nailing the Punchline

Opportunity knocked again one recent Sunday afternoon. Well, actually it called my cell. My family had already left for Tennessee to visit family and enjoy Thanksgiving. I had stayed behind due to plans on Monday evening, with a flight out set for Tuesday morning. Sunday afternoon, then, found me home alone with no real plans, […]

Atlanta Speaker, Mentalist, Magician Turner to Perform at London Palladium

Atlanta speaker, mentalist and magician Joe M. Turner will perform at the London Palladium in September at a show benefiting several UK children’s medical charities. He is the sole American close-up performer on the bill. Atlanta-based speaker and corporate entertainer Joe M. Turner has been tapped to perform at a landmark event at the historic […]

Impulse, Excellence, and Leaps of Faith

The experience of collaborating to create live performances at a high level of quality always affects the way you think about your own individual performance. The same is true for high achievers in any field or industry; they want to learn from others who achieve greatness. High achievers revel in the experience of excellence, and generally prefer to take an active role rather than being a passive observer.

Your Hidden Skills

You have amazing skills and capabilities that you don’t even know about! These skills lie hidden in each of us, buried beneath layers of negative self-talk and false preconceptions about the nature of creativity. Why am I so certain? Because nobody else on earth has the specific combination of skills, experiences, and observations that you have, and nobody can replicate the combinations of those skills that only you can provide.

The Gratis Factor: 5 Tips for Getting Entertainers to Donate Shows

Last week I had the opportunity to be part of a wonderful tradition here in Atlanta. Bert Weiss, host of Q100’s “The Bert Show,” created a foundation (along with his wife Stacey) to help children with chronic or terminal illnesses experience a magical weekend with their families at Walt Disney World. The first trip happened […]

Re: Vital Eyes

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” — Charles Dickens Last week I traveled to Delaware to perform at the Dickens Parlour Theatre, a 50-seat venue in the small town of Millville. The theater is the brainchild of Rich Bloch, a brilliant man and performer who […]