Event Quotes

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Appreciation Quotes

“Your talk was, of course, exceptional and clearly went down very well with the sell-out audience of 300. You judged the tone impeccably, giving us just the right balance of levity to gravity to keep the listeners both entertained and educated. I heard nothing but positive comments as people exited, and it looked like you had a good long queue for your signing!” – Dr Dave Musgrove, Director, BBC History Magazine History Weekend

“Thank you! Wonderful to work with someone who is extremely professional as well as knowledgeable and very entertaining. You delighted several audiences across the US with both of your talks and also charmed the sponsors – what more can one ask? Your plans for Charles Dickens sound very exciting.  Look forward to having you speak again soon!” Jennie McCahey, Program Director, The Royal Oak Foundation (Americans in Alliance with the National Trust) following talks in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston.   

“George Goodwin was a huge hit with his presentation on Benjamin Franklin in London during our spring lecture series.  His talk was informative, witty, relevant, entertaining, and well organized – and definitely connected with our savvy audience.” — Stephen McLeod,  Director — Library Programs, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

“Exactly the right way to bring history alive with a subtle blend of detailed scholarship, powerful images and colorful anecdote.  I look forward to working with you on your future projects — come back soon!”  — Jack Robertson, Fiske and Marie Kimball Librarian, Jefferson Library at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia

“It was fabulous, thank you!! Absolutely loved it (including the jokes).” —  Professor Zara Anishanslin, Department of History at the University of Delaware, following a student seminar on Benjamin Franklin in London, a Selected Text for the ‘World of Ben Franklin’ Honors colloquium at the University of Delaware.

“George’s illustrated lecture based on his book Benjamin Franklin in London was witty, entertaining, and informative–a real delight for our audience.”  — Dr Walter Powell, Executive Director, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts

“Congratulations on your talk! You balanced a complete command of your subject with an entertaining and relaxed delivery.  It sparked a great range of questions which you answered with aplomb. We are delighted that you will be returning next year with another intriguing choice of topic.” — The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, following a talk at Southwark Cathedral.

“Thank you so much for your splendid talk on Benjamin Franklin. You entertained a full auditorium with your knowledgeable and witty presentation, which you backed with a terrific selection of slides. You were good company and I am so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at Boca Grande. By the way, your idea of including a signed copy of your book to each audience member worked extremely well.” – Roger Lewis, Chair,  Friends of Boca Grande Community Center, Florida

“Most importantly, thank YOU very much indeed for coming and giving two such excellent talks. We are extremely grateful and it was a great pleasure to meet you.” – Jane Pleydell-Bouverie, Festival Director, Chalke Valley History Festival

“George’s lively presentation about Benjamin Franklin in London drew a large audience, including first time visitors to our talks. Fresh insights from the talk sparked a series of good  questions afterwards. We were very pleased, not least with the dry humour. Battle and District Historical Society.”  — Sarah and Adrian Hall, Events, Battle & District Historical Society

“Just a special thanks to you for a splendid evening. The feedback I’ve had this morning was hugely positive. We’d like to help you in the States if we can.” – Adrienne Pitman, Regent Walter Hines Page Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, UK

“Thank you again for such a wonderful lecture! You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with you in the future! Good luck on the rest of your road trip on the east coast.” — Jacqueline Masseo, Director of Education & Public Programs, Fraunces Tavern Museum / Sons of the Revolution in the State of New-York

“A very big thank you for your wonderful and stimulating talk on Benjamin Franklin in London.  Everyone really enjoyed it very much and have been paying many compliments on your very lively and amusing delivery which kept everyone so engaged as could be witnessed by the number of questions at the end” – Lady Neale, Chairman, The Friends of St Anne’s Church, Kew.

“Your presentation was very fluent. A natural flow such  that, as one of my members commented, ‘the audience were held.’ The slides worked well. All in all a very successful, stimulating and entertaining evening.” – Chris Mitchinson, Chairman of the West Surrey branch of the Historical Association

“It was a pleasure for both our members and the team to have you. Thank you very much for delivering such a fantastic talk” – Harriet Gainer, Membership, Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court

“Thank you so much for entertaining and informing us at our little pre-season get together.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your talk and I hope you sold a few books. Please let me know when you are coming and if you would like I can arrange a private tour for you and Frances. It will be lovely to see you both back at beautiful West Wycombe Park.” — Chris Hathaway, National Trust Manager, West Wycombe Park

“What an amazing evening, everyone was riveted, I have had so many people asking me to tell you how much they enjoyed the evening.  We are so very grateful to you for taking the time out of your very busy schedule.” – Jane Parker, Events Director, Kilmington & Stourton Women’s Institute

“Many thanks again and the feedback was superb!” — Sunita Shroff, VP Programs, The American Women of Surrey

“Let me hasten to thank you for debuting your lecture series for the enthusiastic Campbells in New Orleans.   I know several persons spoke with you, and before our desperately early departure I ran into others who expressed their pleasure as well. So, thanks for allowing me to bow out of my presidency with such a prestigious and interesting program” – David Stedman, President, Clan Campbell Society (North America)

“Thank you so much for your talk last night which was a triumph.” – Margaret Willes, Chairman, Wynkyn de Worde Society at the Art Workers Guild

“Thank you for your kind words, it would be great if we are able to invite you back to talk about Benjamin Franklin or Flodden sometime in the future.” — Robert Baker, Secretary, Department of Transport History Society