Back to Basics - Burial Vaults with Dan Welzenbach and Mike Nash
The outer burial container has become the most intangible selection a family will make when making burial arrangements for a loved one. After selecting the container, they will not see it until they arrive at the cemetery. At that point, the vital role the container plays and its peace of mind is temporarily obscured.
In this presentation, we will provide an overview of outer burial containers and their role in the interment process. It will review the details of how they are manufactured, delivered, and installed within the grave at the cemetery. Additionally, we will also share some tips on merchandising information, especially virtually with the simpliFi® program, and what we can do to help personalize the graveside service with the Treasured Tributes program.
For information about the products mentioned in this video, please contact your Wilbert representative.
Better Communications with Families presented by Wayne Stellmach
Communicating with families during arrangements is a challenge on several fronts: the emotional state of families, distractions such as cell phones and email, and the different learning styles of family members. However, it is vital to educate families about outer burial containers so that they can make knowledgeable decisions. This course presents research on families’ knowledge of OBCs; three basic learning styles that people have; how people evaluate major purchases; and how to engage and communicate with all of the learning styles in the presentation of burial vault information.
For more information about better communications with families, contact your local Wilbert Representative.
Cemetery Development for Cremation with Mike Forbes
As more people choose cremation, today’s funeral professionals need to be prepared to provide or suggest options for final disposition. Rather than leave cremated remains to a surviving family member or friend, it is our duty as funeral professionals to educate and help people to make their wishes known so that cremains don’t end up on the closet shelf, or left in storage unit. What are some other choices available today and what are the benefits of these choices?
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The Three Omegas - Interment, Inurnment & Entombment with Mike Nash, Mike Forbes & Craig Neal
This presentation will be divided into three separate sessions concentrating on the education of funeral professionals with regard to the interment, inurnment, entombment, and the processes involved.
The first portion of the presentation will be a suggested overview of Outer Burial Container terminology used daily by a funeral professional. It will cover the importance of educating families about Outer Burial Containers, and how this factors into the overall satisfaction level they have with the selection they’ve made. It will also focus on what happens at the cemetery during the interment process, and how a Treasured Tribute will be such an important final tribute to a family’s loved one.
Secondly, as more people choose cremation, today’s funeral professionals need to be prepared to provide or suggest options for final disposition. Rather than leave cremated remains to a surviving family member or friend, it is our duty, as funeral professionals, to educate and help people to make their wishes known so that cremains don’t end up in undesirable locations. What are some other choices available today, and what are the benefits of these choices?
Finally, Cemeteries spend millions of dollars to construct community mausoleums with high-end materials such as granite and marble. Families spend thousands of dollars on crypt spaces in these community buildings as well as in private-estate mausoleums. But what is being done to protect those buildings, their crypt spaces, cemetery employees, and the caskets of beloved deceased that they hold in eternity? This course presents the challenges of mausoleum protection and how best to address them.