March NSA-NM Popcorn Session [VIRTUAL]
March 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
* REGISTRATION OPENS SOON *
How to Legally Use Film &
TV Clips in Your Presentations
with Gail Rubin
The Doyenne of Death®
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, speaks on planning ahead for end-of-life issues. She takes what many people consider a downer topic and puts the “fun” in funeral planning with humor and clips from movies and TV shows. Learn how you can legally use videos to enhance your presentations!
About Gail Rubin
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject.
As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny film clips to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association serving as the 2019-2020 president of the New Mexico Chapter, and is active in Toastmasters International.
Gail pioneered the Death Cafe movement in the United States. She hosted the first Death Cafe west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, 2012.
She also held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in October, 2017. Her 2018 Before I Die New Mexico Festival won the ICCFA’s KIP Award for Best Event. In 2019, she introduced one-day Before I Die Festivals, hosted by funeral homes and cemeteries.
In 2020, Gail became president of the nonprofit organization that supports Historic Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM. The cemetery, established in 1881, is the final resting place of approximately 12,000 people, reflecting the history and development of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the United States.
The author of three books on end-of-life issues and creator of The Newly-Dead Game®, she also hosts the award-winning TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as an Internet radio program. For those who don’t know what a doyenne is, her moniker The Doyenne of Death refers to a woman who’s considered senior in a group and knows a lot about a particular subject.
Her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject. She also co-authored Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies Templates and Tips with Susan Fraser, and the award-winning Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.
Albuquerque Business First recognized her with their 2019 Women of Influence Award.
Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (CT), a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator.
She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Funeral Celebrants.
Gail is also a public relations professional and event planner. She has more than 30 years of experience creating many memorable life cycle events, and coordinating large festivals and conferences.
Many people are shocked to discover how expensive funerals can be. Gail became a licensed insurance agent to help people fund their “good goodbyes” by introducing them to the concept of final expense and pre-need insurance.
Gail is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She volunteers with the Chevra Kaddisha, a group that ritually prepares the bodies of Jews for burial, and she serves on the cemetery committee for her synagogue.
Rubin is a breast cancer survivor who began her cancer journey in the summer of 2008. She observes, “Nothing reminds you of your own mortality more than a brush with something as serious and transforming as cancer.”
Your Consent for Use of Photographic Images & Recordings
Registration and attendance at, or participation in a National Speaker Association New Mexico Chapter events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NSA-NM’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.
PLEASE NOTE — This is a VIRTUAL EVENT.
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