Keynote Speeches

Melissa Forney’s humorous, motivational speeches have been used to highlight many national and state educational events throughout the United States. Outstanding audience participation and enjoyment guarantee invitations for repeat engagements. She combines humorous anecdotes with life-changing challenges and intersperses the latest facts and findings. Melissa’s enthusiastic personality and dynamic presentations generate the highest audience ratings.

Keynote speeches range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Topics include:

  • To Shape a Life
  • Who Will Open the Door?
  • For This, I Read
  • Because of Miss Melman
  • Literacy Strategies for the New Millennium 

What's New?


The student paperback edition of The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain is now available in our web bookstore. Follow Teddy on her adventures as she travels into Florida on a covered wagon in 1892.  New friends, new sights, new animals, new family...these are all part of her astonishing journey. Come be a part of this award winning story.

New Material!

Melissa is now offering educational materials on at her new store, Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular.

Materials include stimulus texts with writing examples, reader's theaters, reading texts, Paraphrase Pickles, Convention Carrots, Citing Celeries, Powerpoint Presentations, manipulatives, foldables, and FREE materials as well.





Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

Now Available

Listen to "The 12 Steps Cowboy Style" song from her 2011 Summer Conference Series!

New Workshops Available!

Melissa has two new workshops -- find out more!