Events

International Order of the Golden Rule

April 19-21, 2020

Annual Conference & Solution Center
Asheville, North Carolina

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Southern Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association

June 28-30, 2020

Annual Convention Exhibits & Sales School
Atlanta, Georgia

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National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association

August 1-6, 2020

83rd Annual National Convention & Expo
National Harbor, Maryland

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Cremation Association of North America

August 5-7, 2020

102nd Annual Cremation Innovation Convention
Seattle, Washington

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Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Sept. 20 – Oct. 3, 2020

Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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National Funeral Directors Association

October 18-20, 2020

NFDA International Convention & Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Mike Squires

The Speaker 

Mike founded Southern Calls in September of 2013 and has had the privilege of sharing the People, Places, and Passions of funeral directors across the country—in print and in person—one-on-one and with state convention audiences.

Contact Mike today to schedule him to share his stories at your next convention, conference, or your funeral home.

Speaking Topics

  • The Obsequies of Billy Graham – An incredible, firsthand narrative detailing the funeral services of America’s Pastor.
  • Robert L. Waltrip, The Service Corporation International Story – Recounting the landmark interview with the world’s most visionary and famously private funeral conglomerate founder.
  • The Finest in Funeral Homes – Behind the scenes at some of the nation’s premier firms: Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, and H.M. Patterson & Son.
  • The Interview: A Boy from The Heights –  Robert L. Waltrip, The Service Corporation International Story
  • Behind the scenes: Joseph Gawler’s Sons Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, and H.M. Patterson & Sons
  • Follow Your Passion – A fulfilling career in funeral service and finding your calling.
  • The State Association – Detailing the experience of serving as an executive director for over two decades.
  • The Future of Funeral Conventions & Expos – The evolution of event planning and preparation, leadership, efficiency, and why professional gatherings still matter.
  • Editor-in-Chief – The art of the interview, magazine publishing, and creating a brand.
  • Purveyors of the Trade: Past & Present – A fascinating, photographic journey showcasing the history of the funeral profession and the importance of its preservation.

Testimonials

“Several years ago I first heard Mike Squires. I had never before encountered a speaker, addressing a group of funeral service professionals, with the passion that Mike does. His ability to tell a story, to engage his listener, to speak to the heart of the matter is a rare gift. Many speak at the funeral profession, but there are very few who have the ability to speak to the profession—not just to educate them but also to inspire them.”

Sam James
James Funeral Home
Huntersville, North Carolina

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