Survivors inscribe each MemryStone with a personal message, they then place the ceramic with the deceased and it travels through the entire cremation process. The MemryStones change appearance, yet return intact with the final remains. In this way MemryStones meet three important needs.
Watch this video below and think about how a funeral home could extend this type of thankful message to build their image and the image of the profession as a whole.
In my opinion, much of the curriculum is still geared toward the traditional funeral service even though the percentage of those choosing cremation for final disposition has risen to 44% in 2013, per CANA.
Selling a business, that has likely been in the family for multiple generations, is not always just a financial decision. As an owner, you know that you have memories and emotions that are tying you to the business and so the decision to sell really has many layers of thoughts to consider.
The following post will be my attempt to destroy your dreams of becoming a funeral director. If you can make it to the end of this incredibly pessimistic post and your dreams are still intact, then maybe – just maybe – this “profession” is right for you.
To help you make sure you’re not offering less-than-satisfactory customer service at your funeral home, let’s look at 11 things you should never, EVER say to any past, potential or future family again:
If you want to play with other kids in the social media sandbox, you need to learn a couple pointers on friendly interaction — unless you want to play alone.
After watching Miley Cyrus’ overly provocative and slutty performance on the VMAs Sunday night I think the below Facebook post from Caleb Wilde puts the ‘should a child attend a funeral’ discussion in perspective.
If you had a mediocre or poor early half of the year, then what did you do for countering the typical summer decrease in volume? Raise prices? Launch a marketing campaign? Or, perhaps like many nothing…because “we have experienced this before”.