On this episode I answer the questions:
1) Why did you start DISRUPTu!?
2) How to Generate Facebook Leads
3) You Don’t Get R.O.I.
Most of us would assume that funeral directors are always ready for the unavoidable, right? Surely, if you face death everyday, you know your time will come. And, to be good at your job, you have to lead by example.
In this episode Ryan talks about Facebook’s global rollout of Reactions and what it means for funeral homes, the ways he dresses and what comes after Facebook for funeral home marketing.
In this episode I talk about gender bias in the funeral profession, clear up some confusion about Facebook Live and talk about Funeral Suppliers in the Stop Being Stupid segment! #SBS – Don’t forget to answer our ‘Would You Rather’ question in the comments
Sporting bleached jeans, white sneakers, a black puffy vest and hoop earrings, Ryan Thogmartin definitely stuck out at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Wide World of Sales Conference in Las Vegas. And that’s not even mentioning his mohawk. While some might argue such an assemblage is a faux pas for someone making his living in a profession that leans toward the conservative side, he was – whether he realized it or not – making a point
You have probably heard of FUNERAL Social over the last few months but you may not fully understand what it is (don’t worry you’re in a crowded boat).
I put together a short video that better explains what our FUNERAL Social Design Process is, how it works and how it benefits your funeral home or company:
I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
In this talk, Caleb explores options that help us pursue death acceptance by taking back death care responsibilities.
From my personal experience, I think it’s safe to say that the funeral profession is one of the most misunderstood businesses out there.
It could be because of our country’s negative feelings towards death. Or, it could be because of all the horror stories we read about on the Internet of funeral homes misplacing bodies, scamming innocent families and who knows what else.
The early crematories in the country generally had a catafalque or bier upon which the casket was placed when it arrived at the crematory. Because committal services usually were held in the chapel, there was some sort of closure that was necessary – such as the lowering of the casket in the grave in a casket burial.