Funeral ‘Flash Crowd’, how Sterling-White copes with unexpected crowds
Although Sterling-White has large facilities, occasionally they will have a funeral where the crowd becomes so much more than expected. The chapel quickly fills and guests spill out through the car park, gardens, and cemetery. In these situations, Sterling-White won’t turn guests away and risk leaving them disappointed or unable to participate in the service.
The easiest way to present live streaming to families
Are you currently presenting Funeral Streaming at your arrangement meetings with families? While streaming has become a lot more common, many people are unaware that a funeral can be streamed and recorded, so during a funeral arrangement, they will likely be unaware of this option unless it is presented to them.
One simple thing you can do to welcome more families
Making meaningful connections is what keeps us motivated each and every day. It’s why we’re all in this business together. Moreover, the connections funeral directors like you forge is how your business is sustained—it’s why clients think of you in a time of need.
3 Reasons Funeral Homes Are Moving Away From Facebook Live-Streaming
When the pandemic gripped the globe in early 2020, the funeral industry needed a live-streaming solution—and fast. As non-essential businesses shuttered and quarantine protocols were put in place, many funeral directors turned to existing technology such as Facebook live to meet the needs of families and offer a meaningful ceremony for their loved ones.
Proactive & Reactive - Covering All Your Support Bases
“No news is good news” “Silence is golden” We have all heard these common sayings - but what if those statements are not always true when it comes to business and understanding our customer’s needs?
Online Funeral Service: Let's Be Prepared, Together
Benjamin Franklin put it best: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Though the Founding Father of the United States coined this phrase to remind Philadelphians about the importance of fire awareness, nearly 300 years later it can still apply to many aspects of modern life—our industry included.
OneRoom’s New Mobile App: If the Family Can’t Come to the Funeral, the Funeral Will Come to the Family
Global Funeral Streaming Leader OneRoom Leverages its Reliable Technology Beyond Funeral Chapel Walls
Grow your business: The Lifecycle of a Funeral Service Video
All the skill and care delivered to each family is on display during the funeral or memorial service you arrange for their loved one. Balancing their wishes with your guidance delivers a respectful goodbye and a critically important outlet for their grief. Traditionally this has been conducted as a unique, ‘one and done’ occasion. Now, through the power of video, the reach and benefit of a service can be watched, shared and replayed wherever needed. This is a transformational opportunity to showcase and expand your value.
Record Everything: The Service is too Important to Miss
When funeral directors ask OneRoom what we think the most beneficial thing they can do for the families they serve is, we unwaveringly say to record everything. Every funeral is so important to every one of them, putting it on replay extends the benefit and value of the healing experience you provide for generations to come.
Forging a Meaningful, Pre-Need Connection With Your Online Guests
“No one wants to plan their own funeral,” says James Montgomery, OneRoom’s national sales director, in a recent interview. His frank admission is based on nearly 15 years of industry experience, including a decade-plus tenure at Service Corporation International. “You’re essentially planning the worst day of your life, so it's easy for someone to put off,” he continues. As funeral professionals, you recognize this hesitancy better than anyone.
How the COVID-19 pandemic changed the funeral profession
For many professionals who have selected to delve into the world of the funeral director, it is more than just a career path but a calling. I have been a licensed funeral director for over 20 years in New York and more recently in Texas. I have served client families in different roles throughout my career ranging from daily operations, embalming, leading teams in pre need sales, managing cemeteries and crematories as well as presenting to other professionals at events.
Case study: Krause Funeral Homes Connect More Families with a Simplified Live-Streaming
For over 80 years, Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Services have served the greater Milwaukee region with professionalism, empathy, and a deep reverence for life celebrations. With approximately 80 employees spread across four locations—Brookfield, Milwaukee - Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee - Capitol Drive, and New Berlin—Krause offers funeral, cremation, and burial options, as well as grief services.
Case Study: Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home Leverages OneRoom's Live-streaming Solution
Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home at Sunset Gardens, a valued OneRoom customer, has been serving Richland, Washington, for over 60 years. Always ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and innovation, Einan’s installed OneRoom’s live-streaming solution in its chapel and event center in 2019. “Families wanted it and expected it,” says Holley Sowards, service and operations manager. “If you want to stay in the game, you need to have this technology. It's critical.”
Why Live-Streaming a Funeral Service Makes Sense for Your Business
Funeral directors have the delicate task of supporting grieving families, while organizing a streamlined service that respectfully honors their loved ones. This challenging job, however, has grown even more difficult amidst a global pandemic that’s limited safe travel and constrained in-person gatherings.
We should mourn how the pandemic has complicated mourning
These are the most mournful times many of us have ever known, which makes our inability to mourn together frustratingly ironic. Directives from the nation’s governors that people help decrease the number of people dying by congregating in groups no larger than 10 mean that when people do die, we can’t gather to say goodbye to them. We can’t embrace their bereaved family members. Or join the rest of the community in providing a pot-luck feast.