This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Joe M. Turner, a professional magician, speaker, and M.C. As a corporate entertainment specialist, he creates customized corporate magic presentations throughout the United States and Canada. He adapts his performances to emphasize either marketing or inspirational messages and is known as the “Chief Impossibility Officer.” Joe has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, including Good Morning America, Nightline, and a highly-rated feature on CNN Headline News, as well as in many print publications.
Length: 12 minutes, 23 seconds
Turner has a knack “for finding that connection between a message and some kind of visual representation of that, some example or visual metaphor for a message so that people can hold onto it and remember it.” During this episode, we discuss how living life — having a variety of life experiences — can help you find your superpower, as well as provide a variety of true-to-you stories you can use to illustrate your points.
“I’ve seen wonderful presentations with painting and drawing,” he says. Look for “whatever that thing is that may not be related to your topic directly, but which gives you enthusiasm and energy, develop that and you will find ways to find those connections and your analogies and your metaphors will resonate with the audience, because it’s coming from a genuine place in you as a person.”
Joe M. Turner’s Big Tip: “Get some experience in theater. I think some time on stage as an actor is a benefit for everyone. Everyone should have that experience.”
About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series
Carma Spence, the author of Public Speaking Super Powers, interviewed 80+ speakers as research for the book. This podcast shares those interviews so you can hear what the Featured Speakers said in their own words. This series will run twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, until all interviews are posted. Occasionally, a special edition with a new interview will be added to the mix.