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. As with any online funeral service, there is always the possibility of the unexpected. A strong gust of wind could knock out a power line. The internet could decide to take the afternoon off. Maybe someone forgets to hit the record button. “Technology can be scary,” admits Neil Sleight, performance assurance manager at OneRoom. “But a little prep can set you up for success.”
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. A funeral service shouldn’t be a one-time performance. It’s important for families and guests to be able to watch a service recording in their own time - either because they couldn’t congregate at your funeral home to attend services in person, couldn’t watch live, or they want to watch the service again at a later time as part of the grieving journey. We analyzed the OneRoom Platform data between October 2019 and June 2021, looking into how the online funeral viewing behaviors evolved globally with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
3 Reasons why OneRoom should be your Preferred Funeral Streaming Service
Funeral directors must organize an event that does justice to a person’s life, while also bringing mourners together under highly emotional circumstances. This can be a demanding and delicate task, but when done well, funeral directors create a unique and personal blend of sorrow and joy, reflection and hope, strength and meaning.
Why Live-Streaming a Funeral Service May Make Sense for Your Clients
The grieving process is never easy. But that’s why families and loved ones come together to honor the person who has passed and help one another through a challenging time.
How Covid-19 has upended the Funeral Industry
How to respond to a global pandemic is a skill all governments, businesses and families have had to polish up on in recent months. Compassionate funeral directors looking to deepen relationships and build empathy with clients can do so by livestreaming the funeral, which allows all attendees, physical and virtual, to partake in the healing process.