January 11–13, 2023
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

Save the Date for DEAD Talks 2023!

The ICCFA Sales and Marketing Committee has announced that their annual sales conference will return on January 11–13, 2023, at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously known as Wide World of Sales, the ICCFA’s DEAD Talks Sales Conference provides sessions tailored to family service counselors and sales people. This event features three days of fast-paced sessions based off of the popular ‘TED Talks’ that aim to inspire and empower sales professionals with the skills they need.

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More Information

Registration for DEAD Talks 2023 is not yet open. Registration will open this fall and a link will be available on this page.

Information on how to book your stay at Bally’s through the ICCFA room block will be available soon.

A limited number of scholarships to the DEAD Talks Sales Conference will be made available to ICCFA members by the ICCFA Educational Foundation. More information, including application criteria, will be available soon.

Past presentations

We keep presentations from previous years available for you in our archives.

DEAD Talks 2022
DEAD Talks 2021
DEAD Talks 2020

Call for Presentations

The ICCFA Sales and Marketing Committee is seeking qualified presenters for DEAD Talks 2023, which is taking place on January 11-13, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continuing the quick-paced format of DEAD Talks, the committee is looking for submissions to feature six key topics with three 18-minute talks per topic.

All selected speakers are required to provide a 1-page supplemental handout at a later date. This handout will be printed in the onsite notebook.

We are looking for 18-minute “TED Talk” style sessions that target the following areas:

  • Presenting Cremation Options At Need and Pre-Need
  • Presenting At Need (Funeral)
  • Presenting At Need (Cemetery)
  • Presenting Pre-Need (Funeral)
  • Presenting Pre-Need (Cemetery)
  • Presenting the High-End Sale
  • Virtual Presentations
  • Lunch and Learn Presentations
  • Veterans Group Presentations
  • Aftercare Presentations
  • Prospecting
  • Closing the Deal
  • Employee Recruitment and Retention
  • Effective Training for new hires
  • Overcoming Objections
  • Sales Leadership/Management
  • Running Effective Sales Meetings

The deadline to submit your speaking proposal for DEAD Talks 2023 is Friday, July 15, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Crosley at tcrosley@iccfa.com.

Your proposal must include:

  • Your name, title, company name, address, phone, and email address.
  • Specific topic you are addressing (i.e., “prospecting & outreach”).
  • Title and description of your session. Session descriptions should name two specific skills, techniques, or ideas the attendee will take away from your 18-minute talk.
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