Events

EXHIBITOR

2022 Clinic – March 21-23, 2022

Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia
Macon, Georgia

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PRESENTATION & EXHIBITOR

TFDA 119th Convention – June 5-7, 2022

Tennessee Funeral Directors Association
Franklin, Tennessee

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PRESENTATION

MSFDA CONVENTION – June 19-23, 2022

Maryland State Funeral Directors Association
Ocean City, Maryland

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EXHIBITOR

2022 NFDA Convention & Expo – October 9-12

National Funeral Directors Association
Baltimore, Maryland
Booth 553

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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.
Mike Squires Signing Southern Calls Magazines

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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