Just think if this funeral home was putting their social media on autopilot and didn’t have a real live conversation with their audience – all the value would be sucked out of this post. What good is a one-sided conversation?
The brutal truth – employees want a workplace in which they can grow, thrive on challenges, be bold in their thinking, and inspire others with the spark of innovation.
The analogy I want to share from my point of view is about our professional life. There are many that put on their “professional shoes” to just be fashionable.
In the midst of New Orleans still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, Candy Chang channelled her frustration and pain into building a wall. Unlike most walls, this one wasn’t meant to keep people apart, but to bring them closer than ever.
Alan Creedy, chief strategist at Creedy & Company, was selected as the first guest on the Directors’ Exchange radio program. During the hour long conversation, Creedy and Directors’ Exchange host Ray Aikens discussed the tough business decisions that funeral directors currently face.
As we shared with you yesterday, our good friend and supporter Caleb Wilde, was featured on NBCNEWS.com – because of his edgy, humorous style he has received some backlash from readers and other funeral professionals.
He tweets. He blogs. He embalms.
Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation mortician, working for the family business in small-town Pennsylvania — a Victorian-style funeral home where the only visible concessions to modernity are two big-screen televisions used by overflow crowds to watch a service.
But when he’s not making 2 a.m. house calls and loading “customers” (the deceased) into “the pickup” (the hearse), Wilde is engaged in the most modern of pursuits: spreading his very intimate view of death on the web.
The worst thing that every happened at one of our funerals, happened a little over three years ago, during a combination snow and ice storm. We were holding a funeral at an old Catholic church.
Funeral homes are making destructive mistakes on social media that are halting their marketing effectiveness. Ryan breaks down the 3 biggest mistakes in this video.
Likewise, humans who want to live well must also keep moving forward. Forward toward the people we want to be. Forward toward our goals and ideals. Change is almost always incremental – a little bit each day. But we must keep moving forward.