On March 2, 2013, the Oasis of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship which was our home-away-from-home for the previous 8 days and 7 nights, docked in Ft. Lauderdale. Slowly we walked off the ship, calling out our farewells to one another.
But, not all was doom and gloom. Happily, as we walked down the gangway, we were already making plans for next year’s Funeral Business & Technology Workshop cruise. That’s when the beautiful Allure of the Seas will be bound for the Western Caribbean ports of Labadee, Haiti, Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico with another great group of funeral professionals. With already 20 cabins booked from last years attendees, we hope that you will add to that by joining us for the 2014 Funeral Business & Technology Workshop cruise!
We’d really like to see you join us next year, and we’ve come up with four really good reasons you should drop everything and book your cabin for next year’s event, the sixth annual FrontRunner/AAMI Funeral Business Workshop & Technology Cruise.
Winters here in Kingston are pretty…and pretty brutal. And the same may be true for where you live. Just getting a chance to sit in the sun, aboard ship, or off; can make all the difference in your outlook!
Maybe it’s not just the weather that’s getting you down. After all, funeral service is challenging; and funeral directors from all corners of the planet will tell you: it’s easy to get overwhelmed and burned out in this profession. Sometimes, it feels like you simply have to take some time away from the office, just to keep your sanity. What better place is there to relax, restore and refresh than with us, on board the Allure of the Seas?
Whether your licensing requires continuing education or not, we believe it’s important to take the time to enhance your expertise and learn new skills. You’ve got to keep up, to stand out, right? That’s why we put so much into the CEU-accredited workshops each year – and (just like this year), next year’s program will feature some of the top funeral service educators around offering up to 6 CEUs. Don’t need CEUs? Sit in anyway; that way you can learn, share, and grow alongside your peers. Believe me when I say, your presence there will make all the difference–for everyone involved. Just take a look at the blog post, The Power of 30+ Funeral Directors in One Room, to read some of the great ideas shared during one of this year’s workshops. Now, let me ask…wouldn’t you like to take part in that kind of high-level brainstorming? Of course you would!
Conventions are fun. Trade shows too. But it can be hard to really connect with attendees, right? There is so much to do, so much to see; often the best you can do is a quick handshake, and an exchange of business cards.
That’s not true in this setting. Not at all. Yes, there are lots of things to do and see onboard, above and beyond the workshops. And let’s not forget about the fun you could have during the time spent off the ship, exploring. But, it’s all done in a relaxed way, leaving lots of mental space to meet new people, and make new friends–effortlessly growing your network of valuable connections.
What more can I say? Who doesn’t love seeing new places for the first time–or returning to a place where you’ve made memories before? In all honesty, stepping onto the warm sands of the beautiful beaches; shopping in a local marketplace, and enjoying local cuisine–that’s really what’s made each of the FrontRunner/AAMI Funeral Service & Technology Workshop Cruises I’ve attended truly memorable. See for yourself.
I hope so. Because I’d love to see you there. With already over 20 cabins booked for this year’s cruise and limited number of cabins reserved under the group space—Don’t wait! Call Lisa Morin from Corporate Traveller today. Mention that you would like to be booked under the “FrontRunner Group Space” to receive a $75 onboard credit just for being part of the group! Lisa can be reached by phone at 1-866-254-6917 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re on the fence about booking your cabin, visit the Workshop Cruise Webpage, give a call at 1-866-748-3625 extension 504, or send me email at email@example.com. I’ll do my best to share the details of what I know to be true: every year, cruise attendees come away more relaxed, energized, and inspired.
Ashley Montroy, Marketing Director at FrontRunner Professional, has committed herself to helping funeral professionals understand and excel in today’s digital age. With a long-standing history in the funeral business and her father being a licensed funeral director for over 30 years; she grew up learning the family funeral business. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and diploma from Algonquin College. Today, she continues to speak to over 15 state and provincial funeral association groups each year on funeral marketing in the digital age and protecting funeral firms online using experiences and examples from working with thousands of funeral homes in North America through FrontRunner Professional.