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Wanda Sizemore

Wanda Sizemore
Wanda Sizemore is the Director – Field Training and Development for Homesteaders Life Company.

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Understanding the Key Parts of a Funeral

December 03, 2021 by Wanda Sizemore
Preneed Funeral Planning, Featured

When I share information about the components of funeral service, I like to start with a comment from Dr. Jason Troyer, a grief expert, author, former psychology professor and therapist who offers numerous services for the funeral profession. He provides a reminder that can help those of us who work in funeral service and the families we serve.

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How to Connect with More Preneed Families

August 05, 2021 by Wanda Sizemore
Preneed Funeral Planning, Featured

There are more ways than ever to connect with preneed families. The challenge is to find the methods that are effective for your funeral home and community – and implement them well.

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Top Tips for Effective Group Presentations

March 05, 2021 by Wanda Sizemore
Preneed Funeral Planning, Featured, Funeral Home Business

When I present continuing education classes and training for funeral providers and preneed professionals, I often ask them, “How can we help the public understand the value of funeral service?” Nearly always, the answer is, “education.” While those of us who work in the profession understand what funerals really mean for families and are familiar with the components of a meaningful service, many people in our communities need opportunities to learn about these topics. We can help by sharing our knowledge with them, and group presentations are a wonderful way to do that.

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The Importance of Community Presentations

January 24, 2020 by Wanda Sizemore
Funeral Home Marketing, Featured

Hosting group presentations in your community is an important marketing component for many funeral homes. When executed correctly, group presentations can help share the benefits of advance funeral planning with more families. Even though hosting these community events is very different from funerals, planning group presentations utilizes the highly developed planning skills that funeral professionals already possess.

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5 Rules for Growing a Strong Preneed Program

July 20, 2017 by Wanda Sizemore
Preneed Funeral Planning, Funeral Home Business

After nearly two decades in the funeral profession, I am confident a strong, active preneed program is an essential ingredient in ensuring the long-term success and security of your funeral home. Preneed not only safeguards your firm’s future, but also provides a valuable service to your client families.

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Achieving Success Through Preneed Training Opportunities

November 08, 2016 by Wanda Sizemore
Preneed Funeral Planning

In order to advance in my career, I’ve had to seek opportunities to get better at what I do. My philosophy is that it’s up to me to find ways to improve my skills and gain new knowledge that will help me achieve my goals.

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