A No-Nonsense Outline For Writing Inspiring And Authentic Obituaries

How do you want to be remembered?  Obituaries are meant to capture a person’s life, yet often, they are written in a rush and can read as bland and impersonal, like the obituary below: Other obituaries, however, can make a lasting impact, like this humorous one below: As you can see, the difference between an […]

What Is The “Death Positive Movement” And What Does It Mean For The Funeral Profession?

If you scroll through any major media website today, you won’t be hard pressed to find the words “death” and “positive” together. Put those words together, and you have yourself a death positive movement. This movement is sweeping its way through the funeral profession. And unlike other movements that have begun here, this movement is […]

9 Habits of a Highly Successful Funeral Director

What makes a good, successful funeral director? When it comes down to it – from what we’ve found – it’s all about habits. Habits are the things we do when we’re not paying attention. And these habits require some awareness to cultivate. While some of these traits are pretty natural to you, funeral director, the […]

6 Death Industry Podcasts Every Funeral Professional Should Follow

Podcasts have hit just about every industry and scene out there in the last couple of years, and the funeral profession is no exception. As we continue to step into the future of the funerals, this journey will require more inspiration, more drive, more education and more collaboration from us. And podcasts… well, they just […]

5 Things It’s Time to Finally “Kill” On Your Funeral Home Website

Although the title might be pun-y, we take the success of funeral home websites pretty seriously here at f1. In fact, we recently read that 75% of consumers admit to making judgements on a company’s credibility based on the company’s website design. How’s that for important? All that being said, giving your funeral home website […]

Winners Always Quit (And 6 Other Principles of Funeral Home Success)

Batesville Masters Club member Dave Shank was a Kansas funeral director for nearly two decades, so it comes as no surprise that he has distinct habits and principles that have guided him in his career. At ICCFA, Dave shared with us his favorite guiding principles of excellence, based on the book ‘Winners Always Quit’, by […]

5 Types of Inspiring Funerals That Are Making A Wave Of Change

Funeral service is changing, that’s for darn sure. There is a lot of talk about this on the interwebs, but a lot of that talk says that our profession is changing because our customer is changing. This is true. But what if we showed the world that the funeral profession is changing because we WANT […]

The REAL Value of Funerals That We Fail To Communicate

Humans have an inherent desire to celebrate a life lived and share their loved one’s story with one another. Yet, the “no service” mentality is taking hold in funeral planning. By abandoning the ritual and tradition of family and friends gathering to share memories and help each other grieve, they are ignoring the real value […]

4 Ways To Connect Live With Your Families Through Social Media

Funeral professionals are constantly looking for better, faster ways to connect with the families in their community. I’m sure if you had it your way, families would understand the value of the services that you provide and why you’re the best choice to care for their loved one long before they actually needed your services. […]

The Top 10 Funeral Articles of 2016

Here on the funeralOne blog, we always love the end of the year… not because it’s the crazy busy season in the funeral profession, or because all the holiday hullabaloo is about to start. (Everyone say it together: “We’ll get through it!”) We love the end of the year because it’s the time when everyone […]