Mosaic Research and Project Management
Praise for Diane as a Speaker
Feedback from ENCORE class (Spring 2012):
Received a 4.9/5 with these select comments
- "Outstanding Course! Very helpful to those at all levels of genealogy
- "This was an excellent course and the instructor was very knowledgeable...
kept me excited!"
- Diane provided a huge amount of information -- much more than might
usually be provided in a 6-week course. She was terrific!"
- "Excellent resources, handouts, slides and web"
- "'Knows her stuff' -- well organized, large number of resources, very
enlightening. Excellent class control"
- "It would be hard to improve upon this course. Diane is outstanding!"
- "Diane is a fantastic researcher, teacher, is very animated, very clear and
- "'Wow! I am still digesting all the information presented."
- "The entire presentation was excellent. Far more than anticipated. We are
"Diane Richard is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker. Not only does she have
a good knowledge of the subject material she presents but the manner in which
she teaches is interesting and engaging. There is no dozing off in Diane's lectures.
I love to hear her speak!" Terry Moore, CG(TM) (2011)
"Diane's presentation was well paced and informative. Her handouts enabled the
audience to concentrate on her presentation, since details that might be needed
for research were in the handout. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Florence S. Mitchell Ph.D., Chair of the Education Committee, Joel Lane Museum
House, Raleigh, NC. (2011)
"I have attended two of Diane's lectures. One was recent and the other in the past.
Both times I have found her to be an excellent speaker. She is very organized,
knows her subject and presents it well. (2011)
She is entertaining when she speaks and I leave feeling that she really enjoys
sharing her genealogy knowledge." Linda Skinner (2011)
SpeakerMix discontinued its existence effective 31 December 2012. These
are the reviews that were published on the site for Diane
Diane is a wonderful speaker, and she gave a treasure trove of information about
genealogy resources. She is the best speaker I've ever heard on genealogy.
NCSU Encore program in Feb 2012, Healan Barrow
Her information is well-organized and she is enthusiastic about her subjects. I had
heard the talk previously and it was just as fresh the second time.
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society, Ann Myhre
Diane is one of the most effective speakers I have ever heard. She speaks clearly
and in language that the novice or expert can understand. Her talk on the
Freedman's Bureau Records was informative and an excellent summary of these
Raleigh Family History Center, Jane Bartlett
her talk was well organized and had many specific examples of the material and its
Most recently I heard her on Freedman's Bank records.
Joy Heitmann • State Library of North Carolina, Genealogy library staff
Actually, I have heard Diane speak a number of time. She is an excellent
presenter. She speaks clearly and loudly. She knows her subject. She accepts
questions. I recommend her highly
March 22, 2011 WCGS, John Ward
Your talk on Freedmen's Bureau records exposed me to additional information on
the history of the Raleigh area. Also, your enthusiasm in your presentation, clear
examples, handout info, etc.
30 April 2011, Raleigh Family History Center, Hope Blackford • Wake County Genealogical
Sylvia Weaver and I attended your Freedmen's Bureau presentation. After learning
just how vast and dissembled the information is--yet a rich source of genealogical
info--we were very impressed with the comprehensive overview you provided
despite its disorganization. Well done! We hope you'll speak again for us when you
find a subject you'd like to present. Thanks for the handout! Steve Edgerton Family
Historian www.capefearclans.com, March 22, 2011 at WCGS meeting, Steve Edgerton
I enjoyed your talk on so many levels I scarcely know where to begin! You were
informative without ever being condescending. You managed to make minute
details captivating and engaging. Your graphics were phenomenal. In short, you
are highly gifted at what you do!
22 Mar 2011, Rainey Library presentation, Karen Hunt • Amateur Genealogist
Diane did a great job presenting a lot of information without being overwhelming.
She showed many interesting examples and demonstrated how the records would
be useful. Her handout includes all of the resources and details one needs to learn
more and to access the records.
22 March 2011 at Wake County Genealogical Society meeting, Jeff Haines • Haines Research