“When Death Calls,” a Toastmasters International Speech competition entry by Gail Rubin, makes a compelling case for making end-of-life plans BEFORE death calls. This includes wills and trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning.
Gail Rubin, CT, is a death educator who uses humor and funny films to help break the ice about end-of-life issues. In this speech, she illustrates her points with stories about her own parents and two very different phone calls with The Doyenne of Death®.
Gail Rubin, CT, is a death educator who uses humor and funny films to teach about end-of-life topics. An award-winning speaker, she “knocked ’em dead” at TEDxABQ in 2015 (https://youtu.be/r9qR4ZiGX2Y). The author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, her newest book is Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die (releasing October 2016 from Rio Grande Books, http://nmsantos.com/). Learn more at www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
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