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Forging a Meaningful, Pre-Need Connection With Your Online Guests

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

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

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

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.”
3 Reasons why OneRoom should be your Preferred Funeral Streaming Service

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

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 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.
The Surprising Intimacy of the Live-Streamed Funeral

The Surprising Intimacy of the Live-Streamed Funeral

When Candida Rifkind got the call on March 14 that her Aunt Cecilia had died, she realized she couldn’t attend the funeral. The rapid spread of the coronavirus was making international travel more uncertain than ever. Just a day earlier, the United States had blocked most European visitors from entering its borders. Ms. Rifkind, an English professor who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, didn’t want to risk it. (Canada and the United States closed their borders to each other the next week.)
What It’s Like to Livestream a Funeral

What It’s Like to Livestream a Funeral

Grace Druien is “kind of a professional funeral-thrower.”
How Social Media is impacting the way we grieve

How Social Media is impacting the way we grieve

Thanks to the social networks, the world is smaller.Thanks to the social networks, we are able to socialise our own grief with loved ones, as one.
Video on Demand: Is it just a millennial thing?

Video on Demand: Is it just a millennial thing?

Since the mid-20th century, TV has been a staple source of entertainment and news in households around the world – from Saturday night movies for the kids, to dad telling everyone to hush while he catches the weather report.