A few years back, I was fortunate enough to read a paper from a very respectable sales trainer who worked with businesses to help them increase their sales, negotiate more effectively, and motivate their employees.
It was about how you should do one more thing to help you reach your goals and I thought this was a perfect topic to share. Here are some ideas to consider that can seriously increase your sales:
In the state of California, any funeral establishment maintaining a website must post the General Price List (GPL), pursuant to the Funeral Rule. There must also be a statement that the GPL is available upon request via a link from the home page unless the words “price information” or a similar phrase that includes the word “price” links to the GPL.
It’s starting to feel as if more and more people are getting in trouble and even losing their jobs over what happens in Social Media. Suddenly questions are raised about how much employers should pay attention to what their employees are doing online.
As death care business professionals, we are constantly looking for new and creative ways to attract new people into our funeral homes and cemeteries. In doing so, it is essential that we bring these people into our businesses in ways other than just for funerals and burials…certainly if we expect to serve them when they suffer a death and our services as death care professionals are needed.
A humorous thought came to me recently after visiting a funeral home, is it really a good idea to turn over your funeral home to the kids? I was introduced to the “next generation” as Dad described “my retirement plan and opportunity to stay at the beach house all summer.” “Next Gen” was sitting on a foyer couch playing on his iPhone
The Funeral Service Foundation is now accepting applications for four of its academic scholarships: The Joseph E. Hagan Scholarship; the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament Scholarship; the Schoepp Memorial Scholarship; and, new in 2014, the Shipley Rose Buckner Memorial Scholarship. Application deadlines are in June, and vary by scholarship.
A near-death encounter is defined as an event which the individual could very easily die or be killed. He or she may have already been considered clinically dead, but nonetheless survives, and continues his or her physical life.
Three percent of the U.S. population says they have had a near-death experience.
Check out the infographic below.
The (Dead Mothers) Club, an HBO documentary inspired by Hope Edelman’s best-selling book, Motherless Daughters, the film follows three young women—a high school student in Los Angeles, a Southern artist and a Brazilian in New York City—who lost their mothers during childhood. Their stories reveal the heavy hereafter, illuminating the devastating effects the death of a mother can have and the uncertain futures that motherless daughters navigate, as they wobble between what they want and what they think their mothers would have wanted for them.
Frank Kaiser, a proven leader and veteran of both the airline and funeral service industries, was named president of the DW McComb Group, effective today. Kaiser has served as president and CEO of Eagle’s Wings Air (EWA), the nation’s leading provider of logistics services to North American funeral homes and shipping services, since its founding in 2007
Last Thursday Kelco Supply Company made the below #tbt (aka: throwback thursday) post on their Facebook Page. We must say this is by far the most scandalous ad we have seen from a funeral supplier located in the US.