Friday, September 18, 2020

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Coping with the Coronavirus

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different leaders are handling the pandemic.

Lessons We Can Learn from Memorials for Kobe Bryant

The new year began on a tragic note with the untimely deaths of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with seven others, after a helicopter crash.
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How Football Led to Funeral Service: Interview with Funeral Leader Dexter David

Dexter David’s journey provides a compelling look at how you can pursue your passions and still have a calling for funeral service. His story is a great resource to share with those in the next generation who you think would excel in our profession.

Shutting Down Social Media Accounts? Here’s a Helpful Guide for Families

I recently got a Facebook message from my deceased father. You read that right ... my deceased father. His Facebook account had been hacked seven years after he passed. Not only was this jarring to see so long after he had died, but it was also avoidable.

A Positive Spin on Funeral Service: Forward-Thinking Leaders You Should Know About

Every so often, however, a news cycle occurs that puts funeral directors in the spotlight for the right reasons. Over the past few months, we noticed an increase in thought-provoking and balanced articles that study the important qualities one must possess in order to work in funeral service or examine how death care is evolving.

Bridging the Gap Between Service and Technology: A Millennial’s Appeal

Choosing a funeral home is just one of many decisions to be made when you lose a loved one, but it may prove to be the most important. Industry insider Chris Yurko shares his experience following the recent death of his mother and appeals to funeral homes to utilize technology as a way to enhance the customer experience.

4 Wardrobe Ideas for Female Caring Professionals

When it comes to choosing appropriate attire for the workplace, it’s no secret that women have many more options than men do – and thanks to online shopping, there are now more choices than ever before.

A New Leash on Life: How to Add a Therapy Dog to Your Firm

Over the years, the Krause family has offered grief therapy dogs as a unique and special resource for families.

The Top Songs for Funeral Services

Because of the strong emotional connotations that exist with music, it only makes sense that music has become a big part of many funeral services.

Top 3 Ways for Funeral Professionals to Manage Compassion Fatigue

As a funeral director, you are mired in grief. You listen to other people’s stories day after day and may unwittingly take on that pain and suffering.