The majority of Diana's writing assignments have been short historical essays ranging from 250 to 600 words. Typically, they focus on one area of antique collecting. They have been referred to as "short, sweet, and to the point." She is also adept at writing press releases. Her sales and business training also helps her create common sense "features and benefits" profiles for various products, tailored sales presentations, and PowerPoint presentations.
Diana enjoys all things antique and collectible. Travel will always include a trip to local historical sites and museums. She has been known to ride a horse on occasion without falling off very often.
Upper division classes included:
Marketing and Distribution
Principals of Accounting
Classes included the identification and valuation of Antique and Collectible:
Course work included identification, grading, and valuation of:
Antique and Period Jewelry
Diana also completed Appraisal Theory for Jewelry as part of the certificate program.
As the Antiques and Collectibles Examiner, Diana created on-line articles which covered current event and activities in the Los Angeles basin. Articles featured industry news, interviews with trade professionals, and exhibit openings. Some articles also offered collecting tips and ways to tell the difference between antiques and reproductions. Diana's articles also served as an advertising platform based on content keywords contained within the articles she wrote.
She is frequently retained by clubs and collector groups to offer presentations specific to their collecting interests.
Diana has been an educator for her entire career as a personal property appraiser. She has written and given classes in many areas of antiques for several school districts. While all of the course material began as lecture outlines, today substantially all of it has been transferred to digital projection presentations.
A large part of being an antique appraiser requires that the appraiser understands the difference between antique construction techniques versus contemporary construction techniques. This understanding dovetails nicely with the Craft Industry which often focuses on the "how to" aspect of crafting.
As the Antique and Collectible Examiner, Diana created on-line articles which covered current event and activities about antiques and collectibles in the Los Angeles basin. Articles featured industry news, interviews with trade professionals, and exhibit openings. Some articles also offered collecting tips and ways to identify reproductions. Diana's articles also served as an advertising platform based on content keywords contained within the articles she wrote.
Diana developed and presented course material designed to incorporate college-level business concepts into the small business model. The material focuses on beginning entrepreneurs and seeks to assist them in the organization and execution of a marketing plan. The course material presents ethical considerations as part of the successful industry model.
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