"professional...zippy and stimulating." — The Milwaukee Journal
"professional...zippy and stimulating." — The Milwaukee Journal
"...highly praised by staff and students..." — Milwaukee Public School System
"...especially impressed by your performance...pleasant routine...clever...great technique...worthwhile."
— Channel 10/36 Friends, Inc. Milwaukee Public Television
"...I have had the opportunity to see Mike and Woody in a variety of settings and have never tired of the truly inspirational and positive messages that they render to both children and adults. As an avid supporter of the performing arts, I am particularly supportive of Michael Robinson..."
— Gwendloynne S. Moore, U.S. Congresswoman, 4th District (D)
"It is amazing to see how well adults and children alike respond so positively to you and Woody…Since young people are so attentive when Woody speaks, I am convinced that Woody is such a powerful tool when it comes to conveying educational messages to our youth. Keep up the Good Work! Please feel free to use my name as a reference for any of your 'Ventriloquism On The Move' work in the future."
— Elizabeth Coggs-Jones, Milwaukee County Supervisor, 10th District
"…I want to thank you for your encouraging and educational assemblies with Woody. Our students love your assemblies and look forward to seeing Woody each year. Our staff looks forward to your assemblies because you emphasize positive values and character development through your interacting with woody and the students… You can take pride in knowing your talents and hard work positively impact children and adults alike. We are looking forward to an on-going relationship with you and Woody over the years,"
— Kathleen Neuman, Guidance Counselor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, Milwaukee Public Schools
"Woody is worth your time and money. Our kids and staff just loved him."
— James T. Henry, Retired Principal, Franklin Elementary School, Milwaukee Public Schools
"It is my distinct honor to recommend Mike and Woody to help address your school district's educational needs. I've had opportunities to see several outstanding performances by Mike and Woody and was quite impressed. Noteworthy, is the amazing and excellent rapport these performances have with students and school staff, as well as the versatility in accommodating the various needs of students. This is an excellent resource and asset to the learning environment. I highly recommend this invaluable resource."
— Shirley Moutry, Ph.D., Education Consultant, Office of Urban Education/WEOP, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
"You sure captivated my students! Some were just in awe of you & Woody. I never saw some of them sit so still & raise their hands so nicely! I was so proud of them! Thanks again. You're so nice!"
— Ms. Geiger, Head Start K3, Auer Ave. School, Milwaukee Public Schools
"Thank you for blessing us with smiles and laughter during our Open House 2013. Woody's words of encouragement to our new students (young and older) were invaluable. Thank you, Woody, for expressing the importance of education!"
— Yolanda Jackson-Lewis, Principal, Wilson Elementary, Kenosha Unified School District, Kenosha WI
"Thanks to Mike & Woody for a Great Performance at SEIU Local 150 Picnic 2013."
— Michael Thomas, President, SEIU Local 150, Milwaukee
"I recommend Mike and Woody's services to any adult audience seeking fun well-rounded entertainment and to educators seeking a unique way to motivate the youth of all ages toward academic achievement."
— Spencer Coggs, Milwaukee City Treasurer, Former Wisconsin State Senator District 6 (D)
"I want to thank you and Woody for the joy and smiles you brought to our students and staff. It was great working with you and Woody as we prepared our students for the WKCE test. As a result of your performance, I received the following feedback: 'The Mike and Woody performance was outstanding, amazing as well as inspiring as the both of them captured the interest of our students and staff; Mike and Woody focused on three major areas that impact academic achievement: 1. the need to listen and follow directions; 2. respect for self and others; and 3. Enhancement of teacher-student relationships. We will bring Mike and Woody back to BEAM this spring for a repeat performance!'"
— Willie Jude, Principal, Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Charter School
"I would like to commend Mike and Woody on their ability to wholesomely entertain our students and staff; and to effectively convey educational messages to our students in a fun-filled fashion. Mike and Woody not only addressed some of our academic learning targets at Sherman Multicultural Arts School, but they also focused on positive character development as well. This is a program I would have again and again."
— Dr. Anita K. Sparks, Principal, Sherman Multicultural Arts School, Milwaukee Public Schools
"This is just a thank you note to let you know how much the church enjoyed you and Woody. Some of the young people of the church had never seen a ventriloquist act. They found it exciting. They were so fascinated with Woody. One of the children wanted to know how you made the doll talk. You sparked a new level of curiosity for them. We all found it to be inspirational to hear clean-cut jokes on a level for children as well as adults; entertaining and educational. It was a joy to have you."
— Pastor John A. Barton, Sr., Philadelphia Church of God in Christ, Milwaukee
"Mike and Woody performed at our National Lutheran School Week Assembly. The students and staff talked about Woody and his message for weeks. It was a great show!!!"
— Brian Elmhorst, Principal, Immanuel Lutheran School, Mayville WI
"Mike and Woody were very entertaining at Shiloh's Pastoral Banquet. Our congregation enjoyed them immensely."
— Pastor Carl Griffin, Shiloh Baptist Church, Milwaukee
"Thank you for that great performance at the Word Center on Friday, December 17, 2010. Your presentation was sensational. You really brought down the house. You captivated the entire church, the young and the old alike definitely enjoyed the concert. The only way we can describe your appearance is in these 3 simple words: Exhilarating, Top-notch, and Phenomenal!"
— Pastors Mark and Pamela Jefferson, Word Center Family Church, Milwaukee
"Thanks for coming to our library and performing for us during our 2010 Summer Library Program. You're a great ventriloquist and we enjoyed your program very much - especially the songs!"
— Linda Colby, Librarian, Mount Horeb Public Library, Mount Horeb WI
"This letter is to thank you for performing during the Milwaukee Health Service Back to School Wellness Festival. Oftentimes, we must us non-traditional ways of reaching the people to whom we provide service. Your talent allowed us to do just that! The entertainment you provided was not merely entertainment, but educational as well. Talking to the children about the importance of staying in school, getting good grades and obeying their parents added to the value of your participation. The professionalism and personal attention you demonstrated was, 'top-notch.' Many of our clients have expressed how much they enjoyed 'Woody.' I would highly recommend your services and please do not hesitate to contact me if you are ever in need of a recommendation…hope you will be available next year."
— Crystal L. Logan, Community Relations Manager, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
"On behalf of the staff of KinderCare, we thank you once again for the positive performance at our center on April 17, 2009. Our staff found it most impressive to see how Mike and Woody could teach three and four-year-old children conflict resolution skills. Our staff is also practicing Woody's 'You're So Nice' concept with our children. The children are still talking about 'Woody' and how hilarious he was. They want to know when you and 'Woody' will return. I'm sure we can arrange for that to happen real soon. Until then, keep educating children and making people laugh."
— Ellise Gladney, Assistant Director, Kinder Care Learning Center, Brown Deer WI