Page A31 APRI L 2018 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Now through PhysiciansMutual.com/preneed 800.974.1802 Preneed program not available in all states. PM3049 TAP INTO EVEN MORE GROWTH POTENTIAL . Custom Index Performance. It's new. It's innovative. And it's the latest way to grow and protect your preneed business. PRE-CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS ICCFA Educational Foundation to Honor Tom Flynn with Lasting Impact Award Continued from Front Page al that has made significant contributions to our pro- fession in education and memorialization. The ICCFA Education- al Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax-free en- tity that the sole purpose of which is to provide fi- nancial assistance in or- der to fund students to attend ICCFA University and ICCFA’s Wide World of Sales Conference. Thirty-six scholarships were awarded in 2017. For additional information, vis- it www.iccfa.education. Go “All In” at the ICCFA 2018 Annual Convention A pril 18-21, 2018 – L as V egas , N evada Colonel David Sutherland, United States Army (retired), on “Lead from the Front”: Leadership comes from an atti- tude that rejects negative thinking and is built on character, knowledge, and moti- vation. Col. Sutherland shares his life les- sons learned from the battlefield to inspire you to “lead from the front”. Erik Qualman, social media and tech- nology expert, on “Socialnomics: Win- ning Customers’ Heart, Minds and Wal- lets in a Wi-Fi World”: Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. How can you use it as a tool to promote your KEYNOTE SPEAKERS business and increase sales? Qualman will show you how to use social media outlets to develop customer relationships, earn loyalty and drive long-term success. Stacey Hanke, author and body language expert, on “Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday”: Do you know how your verbal and non-verbal communication affect how other perceive you? What are you doing (or not doing) to communicate your credibil- ity, knowledge and trustworthiness? Han- ke will help attendees engage and connect with others to achieve their goals. Colonel David Sutherland Erik Qualman Stacey Hanke Jewish funeral directors of America business meeting & MEMORIAL SERVICE W ednesday , A pril 18, 12:30-2:00 pm Do Jews Really Believe in the Afterlife? Practical Guidelines for Funeral Directors W ednesday , A pril 18, 2:00-3:50 pm JFDA SESSIONS ICCFA Memorial Service S aturday , A pril 21, 7:00 to 8:00 pm Tribute and memorialization are at the heart of what we do. Join us as we remember colleagues and loved ones of ICCFA members who have passed away this past year. PLPA Reception T hursday , A pril 19, 5:00 to 6:00 pm Join pet loss professionals from around the world as they meet to kick off a week full of festivities. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Admission is included with every full registration. First Timers’ Reception T hursday , A pril 19, 5:00 to 6:00 pm Will this be your first time attending the Convention? Come meet other members who are also new to the convention, as well as ICCFA volunteers and leadership, at this special reception dedicated to welcoming you. Admission is included with every full registration.