Dennis Marcellino is a celebrity musician with an inspirational message for corporate and college groups! He is the author of 10 books on personal development, with a fun and entertaining presentation, including the possibility of him singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as a former member of "The Tokens" who had that hit.
He is a former member of some very famous music groups, including The Tokens (famous for "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), Sly & The Family Stone (the #1 band in the world in 1970 and voted as one of the top 10 bands of all time by MSNBC), The Elvin Bishop Group, and Rubicon (who closed the largest paid ticket event in history, Cal Jam 2). He's also had an internationally bestselling CD under his own name as a sax player, titled "An Evening To Remember." He is also the author of 10 books, with an education in psychology and engineering, and has successfully started and run a number of businesses, including a publishing company, a booking agency, and a book design business. Plus he's been featured in a lot of media.
Through fun, entertaining and engaging presentations that include music, humor, audience participation and valuable messages and techniques, his main motivation now is to inspire and motivate people by showing them how to upgrade their careers and lives in general as well as the companies and organizations they work in. This is based on ways of seeing and appreciating our value and the value of our work, and being motivated to be a positive contributor in it.
He also has a number of marketing and sales techniques that he shares, having used them to build his own businesses.
* His programs can include a musical performance of him singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" or playing a sax song (see the video demo) which audiences end up talking about for a long time (see the quotes below by event planners).
The following programs can be specially customized for each particular group of college students, corporate business professionals or non-profits.
Dennis' main presentations:
How To Be The BEST YOU … and have greater confidence, self-esteem and performance in business and personal relationships! (Includes: how to overcome stage fright)
The ULTIMATE Reason To Do A GREAT Job!
The great rewards for doing a great job, and how our work is a T.E.S.T. of us being the best we can be.
How to permanently eliminate an inclination towards alcohol or drug abuse or any addiction.
What event planners are saying:
"One of the best presentations we've ever had."
Paul Dec, Director of Programming, Interfraternity Council, Washington State University
"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, President and Event Coordinator, Design Science Association, Portland, OR
"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' message comes from a unique perspective. Thought provoking and well accepted."
Larry Everson, Program Co-ordinator, Bonneville Power Administration (a federal agency), Portland, Oregon (This speech was simulcast to Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington)
"If there's a better sax player in the world, I haven't heard him."
Carter Knox, Vice President of Global Communications, OfficeMax Inc., Chicago, IL
"It's amazing what Dennis does with an audience."
Norm Myrh, Vice President of Advertising, Fred Meyer Corporation (a division of The Kroger Co.)
"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 and Events, Restore America, Portland, OR
"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
As an extra bonus for your event, Dennis can also provide a Dinner Music set (based on his internationally bestselling sax CD) or a live music show (based on the famous bands he's a former member of) or DJ services (he's been rated the #1 DJ in Oregon for Gigmasters for a long time) or karaoke.