How to write a eulogy

Posted on May 24, 2018 by under Funerals
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How to write a eulogyConventional wisdom says that people fear public speaking more than they fear death. Delivering a eulogy, then, could be one of the most terrifying experiences of your life. Nevertheless, they’ve asked you to do it. Here are six steps to help you succeed.

  1. Brainstorm ideas. Start with the facts: Birth, marriage, children. Talk with several people who knew him well.
  2. Write an introduction. Explain your relationship to the deceased and acknowledge why we are here today.
  3. Give a short biography. (See #1)
  4. Tell the color of his life. Center it on a special memory, an anecdote or a memorable quality.
  5. Close with words of comfort and a final goodbye.
  6. Proofread your text.

While our source gives six steps, we’ll add a seventh: Practice. Rehearse in front of your mirror and with an objective friend who is not too close to the proceedings.

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