Keynotes Workshops Book, Tape & CDS Book Recommendations Contact Mary

Keynote Presentations

Mary Bigler's motivational keynotes speeches celebrate life and learning. Her humor and enthusiasm inspire participants to laugh, learn and embrace life and teaching with zest and determination.


Your insights, honesty and humor held the 3,000 conference participants spellbound for ninety minutes. My only worry is how can we top your performance for next year's conference? Can you come back?
— Chair, State Reading Association Conference
Teaching With Pizzazz!

Laugh and learn with internationally-known educator, author and humorist, Dr. Mary Bigler, as she shares the joys and challenges of teaching. She will entertain and inspire you as she shares stories, insights and strategies gathered from over forty years in the classroom. She will share ideas on bringing literacy to the next generation and how to have fun doing it. Great expectations, positive attitudes and a sense of humor will be explored as they relate to creating environments in which all students can succeed. Donít miss this dynamic, inspiring and fun-filled presentation.

This is Mary's most popular speech used for opening conferences, for first-day-of-school presentations, and as a "shot in the arm" at in-service and staff development meetings throughout the school year.

Time required: 60-75 minutes.
Audience: pre-K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff.

Living With Pizzazz!

Your common sense approach to making schools more rigorous and relevant resonated with our efforts to prepare a work force for the 21st century. You have given us direction and more than enough to think about. You have our deepest respect and appreciation.
— Better Business Bureau Member

This entertaining, fast-paced presentation encourages participants to get the most out of life by seeing the good, having high expectations for themselves and others and learning to appreciate humor in their lives. Using anecdotes and storytelling, Mary motivates people to want to do and be better. This guaranteed crowd-pleaser receives rave reviews whenever it is presented.

This is Mary's most popular speech for business groups, service organizations, and governmental agencies.

Time required: 45-60 minutes.

Raising Readers

Join Dr. Mary Bigler, an internationally-known motivational speaker and literacy expert as she shares ideas on how parents, teachers and interested adults can help children become good readers. Dr. Bigler will share good books that engage and excite children. She will answer frequently asked questions about learning to read and will suggest practical ideas to make reading an enjoyable part of family and school life.

Mary puts parents at ease and emphasizes how important they are in helping their children be successful in school in this popular and practical program.

Time required: 60-75 minutes.
Audience: parents, teachers and interested adults.

I was tired and discouraged when I came tonight. I leave refreshed and excited about the possibilities of parenting. I can't wait to get home and hug my boys and read to them.
— Parent, PTA Meeting

Customized Keynotes

Presentations designed to meet the needs of your particular audience are available upon request.

Dr. Bigler's speech was the most effective I have ever had the privilege to hear. Her joyous spirit and contagious enthusiasm filled the hall as she transformed indifferent conference attendees into stimulated, appreciative participants.
— Superintendent, Staff Development Day

© Copyright 2005-2013 Mary Bigler