18 Signs You’re Funeral Director In Need of a Vacation

Ahhh, summer time. For your teacher friends, that means two whole months of vacation. For the rest of your friends that means at least one 2-week long vacation. But for you, my fellow funeral director, summer time just means there’s a bigger change you might catch some sunlight when you get out of work. It’s no […]

How to Offer Families An Amazing User Experience

Is your funeral home looking for ways to build better relationships with potential (and current) families? Do the words “social media” and “social networking” confuse the daylights out of you? This exclusive interview with Ryan Thogmartin and I will help you answer some of these questions. This year at NFDA, I was lucky enough to […]

[CASE STUDY] How Schoedinger Funeral Home Transformed Their Business

Operating a funeral home that has been a prominent part of your community for more than 150 years is a tough job to live up to. In order to be successful, you’ve got to connect with – and remain relevant to – your families, even during times of change. So what do you do when […]

8 Of The Most Amazing Eulogies Of All Time

When it comes to funeral services, a eulogy can be the most important element that ties everything together. A eulogy captures the life story, starts conversations, helps us remember the times we shared, and (usually) makes us laugh or cry. As a funeral director, you might sometimes feel numb towards the delivery of eulogies, mostly […]

8 Ted Talks That Changed My Life (And Will Change Yours Too)

Everyday, we search for kind of inspiration – you know, something that will provoke you and make you better than you were yesterday. And if you’re like me, you probably don’t have a ton of time to find that inspiration everyday, do you? That’s why, I compiled a list of my favorite Ted talks of […]

VIDEO: Joe Joachim and Ryan Thogmartin Talk Cremation, Boomers & Technology

Ryan Thogmartin of Connecting Directors sits down with Joe Joachim, CEO & Founder of funeralOne to answer a few questions about the future of the funeral profession, cremation and the perfect online presence. Watch the video here:     Don’t have time to watch? Check out the summary article:   How do you think the […]

What Funeral Service is Really Selling: A Lesson from HGTV

  I was visiting with a friend the other day and I noticed that she had HGTV on her TV… again. It seems like this cable channel is on almost all the time.  And she wasn’t the first person that I noticed watching this show. In fact, recent ratings show HGTV ahead of the Food […]

NFDA 2012 Presents: Service of Remembrance

Join NFDA as we honor our funeral service colleagues and loved ones lost this year: [bitsontherun Y45DViQ2]   About NFDA Service of Remembrance Ceremony: Every year, NFDA International Convention and Exposition takes a moment to remember our funeral service friends and colleagues who have died in the last year. During the ceremony, we acknowledge the […]

VIDEO: How Social Media Creates Authenticity in the Funeral Profession

Have you joined the social media bandwagon yet? If not, you could be missing out. In this informational video below, Al Creedy and funeralOne CEO,  Joe Joachim, discuss why social media is extremely valuable to the funeral profession. They talk about: – The impact Facebook and other social networks have on the funeral profession – […]

My Favorite TedX Video: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Two years ago, I came across a discussion on the TED Talks website that changed my life. As someone who searches for a spurt of inspiration everyday, I fell in love with the idea of this video. In fact, it is one of the core inspirations for my leadership style at funeralOne. It’s a constant […]