South District Event Information

Meeting Information:

When February 21, 2018
5:30 pm  Social
6:00 pm  Meeting
6:30 pm  Continuing Education (1.5 hours)
Where Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th Street
Metairie, LA 70002
Registration $42 per person
RSVP Boyd Mothe Jr.
Speaker Brian Carroll, Batesville (see below for more information on the speaker and presentation)

Speaker Biography:
Brian Carroll is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.  He began his funeral service career while in High School at McPeters, Inc. Funeral Directors in Corinth, Mississippi and continued to work his way through college serving his internship at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin, Tennessee.  Brian asl served as Vice President and General Manager of Hixson Brothers in Alexandria.

Brian joined Batesville in 1982 and calls on select funeral homes in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee.  brian has provided training for funeral directors and sales professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  He has been a guest speaker at Northwestern State University for more than 15 years sharing with students "Why we have FUnerals and how to Make them Meaningful".  He has also spoken to students at the University of Arkansas in Hope and Arkansas State University in Mountain Home.  He is a licensed funeral director in Louisiana and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and a Certified Pre Planning Consultant.  He is also a graduate of the Life Appreciation Training.

Presentation Summary:
A presentation that looks back at our industry from a historical perspective, and the changes that have occurred.  We explore challenges, opportunities and solutions as we go forward. 

The presentation looks in detail at the following topics:
  • The role of the funeral director, past, and present
  • Funeral home business models
  • The government's role in funeral service
  • The change in disposition options and usage by consumers
  • Meeting families where they are, not where we would like them to be
  • Selling "why"
  • This is not your father's Buick!