How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]

7 Easy Ways to Increase Family Satisfaction At Your Funeral Home

Family satisfaction is at the heart of any successful funeral home. Happy customers = a thriving funeral business. It’s a really simple idea, and yet it can be easy to overlook the details of family satisfaction. When things get busy, things can easily go into auto pilot in the family satisfaction department. As easy it […]

What Embracing Death Can Teach Us About Life

As a personal development junkie, it’s no surprise that I found myself drawn to a lecture with a Qi Gong master who was visiting from a highly regarded monastery in China. This man had spent his entire adult life in a monastery, which I found incredibly admirable. And I was excited to wrap my heart […]

The Art of Imagineering a Unique Funeral Service

My high school speech teacher, a favorite to many, known as “BC”, was dying. I met with BC and her brother to discuss possibilities for her service, listening as they recalled all the plays and student activities she had directed, and her many interests. I let my imagination run with ideas to celebrate her life. […]

What Makes a Great Funeral Service? Here’s What Hundreds of Client Families Said

It’s no secret that the landscape of funeral service is changing. And, so are the needs of our client families. But what path are all these changes leading us to? What defines a GREAT funeral service now, in 2018? To find the answers, we surveyed a few hundred consumers. The research wasn’t surprising, yet it […]

6 Ways Your Sympathy Store SHOULD Be Working For Your Funeral Biz

Have you ever dreamed of wearing one less hat at your funeral home? And wouldn’t it feel like a gift from the gods to not stress so much about your bottom line? If these worries are on your mind, it’s always important to first and foremost take care of yourself and manage your stress levels […]

How to Build Trust with Families with Online Reviews In 6 Easy Steps

So you want to build trust with your client families? From what we’ve experienced over the years, this seems to be the way to success in your funeral biz. In fact, 70-80% of people research a company online before they visit the small business or make a purchase with them. That all goes to say […]

How To Be A Better Communicator with Your Families [Slide Deck]

Building a strong foundation of great communication is the first step of successful funeral marketing, customer service, aftercare, and everything in between. We recently put a blog post into the world on creating great communication inside the funeral home, and got so much feedback from it, that we’ve decided to make a slide deck based […]

7 Questions That Will Start Attracting More Ideal Client Families

So many experts will tell you that strategy is going to improve your funeral marketing. In many ways, I agree. Strategy IS important But what I’ve found from personal experience is that when it comes to attracting families, it’s not so much about reaching out, than it is about becoming magnetic. Magnetic? Yes, magnetic. Meaning, […]

Why Having A Trustworthy Funeral Home Brand Is More Important Than Ever

When a loved one passes away, the first thing families do is an online search to find a funeral home to hold services. You know the drill. That means your online funeral home brand is incredibly important.There are 1.3 million funeral searches every month on Google, so the first impression is everything to a customer […]