TESTIMONIALS AND FEEDBACK FOR SPEAKER LIZA JONES
Below are sample testimonials received from some of the 100+ talks Liza has given.
“Our initial impression of Liza when she started to talk was of a very professional speaker with a good, clear voice and the all essential sense of humour. Liza is clearly very knowledgeable, with a passion and genuine interest in the topic which she conveyed to the audience. The way she approached the topic of Knickers! The History of Women’s Underwear was comprehensive, moving from ancient times to the present day. We liked the way the talk was delivered in four units, with demonstrations of garments and time for questions between each part.
Liza’s presentation via Zoom was very professional; she knew exactly what to do with Zoom, using PowerPoint interspersed with hands-on demonstrations of garments. The talk was clear, well-paced and didn’t linger too long on topics or examples. Liza’s use of props showed she is clearly very knowledgeable and interested in the subject. She had a fascinating array of garments (which some of us could remember wearing). It was interesting to see modern-day versions of (old) garments being worn on stage. And to know that some of the items on display had been acquired on Ebay! Our members enjoyed the whole talk. It was an excellent evening’s entertainment – and educational too. There were many positive comments on our Whatsapp site. Our members really enjoyed the talk and were very happy with our choice of speaker. So YES! – we would recommend Liza to other groups.”
"Our first impression of Liza was that she is a practised and confident speaker. Her approach to the topic of Knickers! The History of Underwear was interesting and informative without being too serious. And her style via Zoom was very competent. The part we liked best was the opportunity for members to comment and engage, plus the off-the-cuff comments. We would recommend Liza for Zoom talks for all these reasons.”
West Witney WI
"Thank you very much for a very entertaining (Zoom) talk on the History of Underwear last night and going by the chat from our members it was well received by them. I made sure my bra was well fitted this morning!”
"Morning Liza, I just wanted to thank you for the delightful (Zoom) talk - we really enjoyed it. It sparked quite a lot of conversation too, which was good.”
West Ealing WI
"We had a very enjoyable evening listening to Liza telling us the history of knickers and ladies underwear and passing the examples around. Even the men enjoyed seeing what women used to struggle into. The garments we saw were beautifully made, and we could even remember wearing some of them in our youth. A very enjoyable evening.”
Harwich Inner Wheel
"Liza’s talk on Saffron – threads of gold, was well presented, clear and easy to understand. She used nice, clear pictures, and we recommend her to other groups because the talk was so interesting.”
Steeple Bumpstead Ladies Social Circle
"Liza is enthusiastic about her subject. She was relaxed and informal, but knowledgeable, and she made the subject (History of Underwear) interesting by talking, a slide show and using well sourced props. She was light-hearted and yet had clearly done lots of research in an enlightening way. She conveyed this important part of female social history in an easy-to-listen-to talk. I would love to hear more of her talks."
Norwich All Saints WI
"Thank you so much for a really interesting and well illustrated (Zoom) talk tonight. It was lovely to see some of the items from your fascinating collection, and it certainly seemed to bring back a few memories to people.”
"Thank you so much for tonight's (Zoom) talk. So many great comments from those who attended, nobody dropped out part way through and a near record breaking 37 people, so that was fabulous! Really appreciate you doing this for us and we'll definitely be looking into your other talks! We'd love to have you back again.”
Merstham Women’s Group
"Just to say thank you for your talk on Savvy Shopping. Our members found it most enlightening and it has occasioned some discussion since. Whether I’ll study every label, etc remains to be seen, but once again, thank you.”
June, Bures WI
"What an array of underwear ladies have been obliged to wear over the centuries from hefty, scratchy, draughty knickers to modern day, almost invisible, thongs. Liza Jones has a wonderful collection which she brought along to our last meeting. Her clear, well researched presentation on the History of Underwear made for a very interesting, entertaining evening. Liza also circulated her many fine examples providing a trip down memory lane for some members."
"Thank you very much for your very interesting talk about ‘Knickers’ to Dringhouses WI. I’ve had lots of comments on our Whatsapp site this morning from members who are full of praise for your presentation. Hearing about the intimate secrets of women’s underwear makes us realise how lucky we are these day to have comfortable easily washed garments!|"
"From the outset, Liza was clearly eager to contribute to our meeting with her ‘Knickers!’ talk. Her approach was fun while informative, and her style interesting as well as amusing. We would recommend her, especially to women’s groups, as she brought some fascinating examples of historic women’s underwear which provoked nostalgia among our members."
Fornham Ladies Group
"Thank you for a fascinating talk. Who would have thought there were so many interesting facts about Knickers!. You certainly know your subject, and your presentation was very professional, informative and entertaining. And it was great to see all the different styles of underwear.”
"Thank you for the very interesting talk last night. I really enjoyed it and I thought that your PowerPoint presentation was excellent.”
“I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful talk you gave our WI members last night via Zoom. I found it really interesting and its amazing seeing how underwear has changed over time.”
Beverly and Sarah, Bexleyheath & Crayford Waterside WI