MBUniversity Webinars

Online Memorialization
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM CT / 1:30 PM MT / 12:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Scott A. Neal
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
A new product category has recently emerged in our industry. It’s known as Online Memorialization. This course will walk you through what has been learned by our speaker over the last year on how Online Memorialization works, it’s pros and cons, where we are today and where it can go in the future.

This 1-hour course will educate participants on what is known right now about this new category of memorialization. The speaker will not just hit the high notes – he’ll touch on the issues people have with it and where the products need to go to gain wider adoption.

Because the title of this presentation has been changed late in the registration cycle, the speaker will have an open discussion at the end of the presentation on Memorial Portraits and attempt to answer all questions presented.

Course Outline:
• Define Online Memorialization
• How it can benefit your business
• The concept of linking to a physical memorial
• Typical features
• What are the issues with the category currently
• Questions and Answers on Online Memorialization
• Questions and Answers on Memorial Portraits

About Our Presenter
Scott Neal is the General Manager of Paradise Pictures, LLC based in Chico, California. Scott has extensive experience in the portrait business and in the early days at Paradise Pictures one of his responsibilities was to prepare digital images for print. Over the years Scott has led Paradise Pictures in developing many of the policies and products that have become standard in the North American Portrait Industry, such as unconditional and vandalism guarantees, fast turnaround times, and electronic order systems. Scott served on the Board of Directors of MBNA as the President of the Supplier Bronze Division during 2009 and 2010. Scott is married to Patty Russell, formerly with the 3M Company.

$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.



What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
Your webinar will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

Why MBUniversity Webinars?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

MBUniversity Webinars are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.