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Speaking and Music

"Dennis Marcellino's performance was fantastic! He engaged the audience in the opening seconds and kept their attention throughout the session. Dennis is a talented storyteller and musician, and he wove these two talents together beautifully and in a unique style. I am exceedingly happy with his presentation, and will invite him to speak at future events and recommend him to others."
Wendi Watson, Director of Marketing & Events, Restore America

Dennis Marcellino wowed his audience with some wonderful music, but even more importantly bowled them over with scientific discoveries.
Terry Hughes, Event Coordinator

Dennis Marcellino is a superb presenter! He articulated his arguments skillfully and convincingly, coupled with illustrations from his personal life's journey. His powerpoint graphics were well crafted and at a subsequent gathering he demonstrated his enormous musical talent on the saxophone. I would highly recommend Dennis to those desiring a stimulating and entertaining program.
Dr. Keith Swenson, Professor of Biology, Multnomah University,
President, Design Science Association

I found your presentations exactly what I had hoped for. I am always delighted with working with 'artists'. You guys see reality from a wonderfully different vantage point. I am always refreshed and enriched by such things as you presented. I feel there was so much content that it would have made a nice two-credit course in the catalogue.
Ed Windhaus, Event Coordinator, Swarthmore College

Dennis’ “life story would make a good movie.”- Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges Bi-Co News (Re: Dennis’ speech at Haverford)

"One of the best presentations we've ever had."
Paul Dec, Director of Programming, Interfraternity Council, Washington State University

“Many were impressed with this presentation, and in fact gave him a standing ovation.”
Bob Grzelak, Event Director, Rockford, Illinois

“I highly recommend Dennis Marcellino as an entertaining and informative speaker. He did a wonderful job. The audience of 1,000 responded very well to his passion, humor and music.”
Lynn Hoffman, Conference Director, Northern California

Dennis Marcellino's engaging subject is delivered with a disarming, "everyman" feeling. Sometimes drawing from his extensive background in the performance music business, he has volumes to share. Also, his sax performance is simply excellent--upon hearing, one can understand why Dennis has had so much professional work in this field!
Kevin Hogan, Videographer for the Design Science Association

"It's amazing what Dennis does with an audience!
Norm Myrh, Sr. Vice President (head of advertising), Fred Meyer Corporation

"Dennis Marcellino is a man of many talents and interests. His hour-long program was well-received by the audience. He deeply cares about the negative experiences people are going through in our world today, and his mission is to show that these sufferings are unnecessary and that a great solution exists."
Bill Bennett, (review in) The Capitol Voice

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight really got people geared up – hands, bodies, fingers, feet moving to the music. Dennis was gracious in consenting to an encore at the end. Dennis's message comes from a unique perspective. Thought provoking and well accepted."
Larry Everson, Program Co-ordinator, Bonneville Power Administration (a federal agency)

"I liked Dennis' speech because he outlined what could be so many peoples' story. He exemplifies the searching that so many people go through."
Susan Sanders, Professional Business Breakfast Club, Ceres, California

"I only heard positive comments from those who attended. Everyone is excited about doing something else with you!
Daryl Dixon, Milwaukie, OR


"Thanks Dennis for an inspiring and memorable concert. Your music is beautiful." Dorian Steinbrecher, Portland, Oregon

"If there is a better sax player in the world, I haven't heard him."
Carter Knox, entertainment director, Fred Meyer Corporation (the #1 retail music outlet on the west coast)

Media

“Dennis has a wonderful message ... a great gift musically ... but a wonderful message of freedom and redemption. You can get his book at our website. If you know someone who’s struggling, what a wonderful opportunity to get free indeed.”
Terry Meeuwsen, co-host, 700 Club and Living The Life

"Beyond his fascinating life-story and his amazing musical talent, is the genuine joy and peace that comes through everything Dennis does. He obviously has found the object of his message...true happiness.”
Sharon Hughes, Host, Changing World Views, KDIA AM, San Francisco

“I’m pleased to have been able to provide an audience for Dennis Marcellino’s remarkable story and music. He had an excellent appearance as a guest on There Is A Solution. His blend of honesty and spirituality, along with his historical perspective of the sixties, offered listeners a unique and positive message of hope and recovery.”
Larry W., Program Host, Recovery Talk Network

"Dennis, You did a fabulous job today.
Thanks so much. Mancow loved you!!"
Maya Balakrishnan, 9/14/05
Mancow Morning Show
WKQX-FM/Q101, Chicago (and syndicate)

"Dear Dennis, Thanks for being with us. It was great fun and your message is so needed!"
Julie Jenney, producer, Living the Life, CBN, ABC Family Channel

“Dennis has written a very, very exciting book, which you really do have to read.”
Adam Clatsoff, WWNN, Miami

“Dennis, you’re absolutely charming and very pleasant to talk to. I forget sometimes that you’re a celebrity guest because you’re so easy and approachable.”
Wendy Riddle, “Sound Off”, WFNC

"I interviewed Dennis Marcellino, author of Why Are We Here? on The Inside Success Show and loved every moment. His wit and fun stories made the interview lively and memorable. My audience loved it. I would highly recommend him for any show. It was more than a delight, it was an honor to interview him. He was awesome."
Randy Gilbert , Host of The Inside Success Show

“Dennis has a very interesting... a very interesting story to tell!”
Joe Galuski, WSYR, Syracuse, NY

“Great interview! You won me over.”
Liz Johnson, WTLT

"You get an awful lot of research, thought, work and wisdom condensed into this one book. It's not a sloppy nor sentimental work but a rigorous and joyous proof of the love, majesty and grace of God. All this for $14.50...that's hard to beat!"
Dave Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-FM, Troy, Alabama

“I highly recommend Why Are We Here? as a must book for anyone’s library.”
Tony Trupiano, Talk Show Host, Talk America Radio Network

"I have REALLY enjoyed this interview. Dennis, I want to say that how you speak and how you define your concept and your understanding of creation and Why We're Here... it's just incredible! I love listening to you."
Diane, Northville, MI

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