Testimonials and Feedback for Speaker Liza Jones

Below are sample testimonials received from some of the 100+ talks Liza has given.

"The women loved it (your Zoom talk), absolutely loved it. Thank you so very much. We all really enjoyed it, so interesting, I loved your props. They were amazing. Still can’t believe how much that Bra cost. lol!”

The Moor Hens WI 

"The initial impression of Liza was that she was very professional and an experienced speaker. This was our impression from the moment we got in touch, even before the event. I think the booking form and practice Zoom session the week before was very beneficial for the smooth running of the Zoom meeting.

Liza’s talk was very informative and well researched. She was clearly passionate about the subject! Her style was very good - clear, precise and flowed well. We liked the format – 4 short talks, then in between each, time to look at props and ask questions. Liza showed a good selection of props. It was nice to see the real thing. The screen information was clear, too, with good examples and pictures. We liked the whole presentation.

Here are some other comments from our members: ‘very entertaining’, ‘brilliant speaker’, ‘subject thoroughly researched’, ‘marvellous’, ‘enjoyed it tremendously’, ‘absolutely brilliant talk’, ‘so interesting and informative’, ‘a great topic – I learned a lot’, ‘an excellent speaker’.”

Youlgrave WI

"Thank you for sharing a really fascinating (Zoom) talk on the history of underwear. The feedback from our ladies has been really positive and it was great to learn about where some of our expressions come from, like ‘Drawers’ for instance. I know the ladies loved being able to share their own memories of some the items you talked about. Thank you again and we may well be in touch to book you for another talk!”


Malpas WI

"Thank you for the (Zoom) talk on Thursday evening it was excellent, we all really enjoyed it.”

Hook and Chessington WI

"Thanks for such a wonderful (Zoom) talk last night Liza. The ladies all really enjoyed it."

Tynemouth WI


"Liza was calm, at ease and well prepared. The way she approached the topic of “Savvy Shopping – how to save money” was easy to understand, colourful and engaging. The props and products she showed emphasised the points made in the talk without being to ‘heavy’. The part I liked best was learning about RFID tags – something I knew nothing about.”

Pat from Chepstow WI

"We really enjoyed your (Zoom) talk on the history of underwear. It was an entertaining and informative evening and we hope that you will return and speak to us again on another topic.”

Cookley WI

"Thank you very much for your brilliant (Zoom) talk. Everybody really enjoyed it and wants more!

Do you do other talks?”

Nottinghamshire WI Federation

"Liza started her Zoom talk by being welcoming and professional. Her approached to Knickers! The History of Underwear was interesting, informative and fun. By breaking the talk up into segments, her style of presentation was clear and worked really well, and her use of props brought items to life.”

Wink Rayleigh WI

"Liza was excellent, both entertaining and knowledgeable. Her pace suited the occasion. She was an excellent communicator and her love of the subject informed her presentation. Thanks for organising it.”

"Please pass on my thanks to everyone who organised and, especially the speaker, for Knickers. Really enjoyed it; it certainly brought back a lot of memories.”  

"Thank you very much for tonight's talk on underwear. It was very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” 

Nottinghamshire Federation of WI

"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.”

Dringhouses WI

"Wow, Liza: what a fabulous (Zoom) talk! Fascinating content, very helpful process, and superb presentation skills. Thanks so much for all the thinking and research you put into everything and for giving your time to give this wonderful talk.”

Norwich U3A

"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

"A lot of research has gone into your talk as well as collecting interesting items. I didn’t wear a liberty bodice, but I did have to wear thick school PE knickers. All I can say is Thank Goodness for Marks and Spencer. Thank you for the trip down memory lane and for a well presented, interesting and enjoyable talk." Nottinghamshire Federation of WI, from the Federation Vice Chair

 "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!” 

Micheldene WI

"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.”

Warwick WI

"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

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