Top 10 Tips To Giving a Good EulogyBlog added by Christopher P. Hill on June 22, 2010
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Christopher P. Hill

Vienna, VA

Joined: January 08, 2010

Giving a Eulogy is a Great Opportunity

Giving a eulogy can be a beneficial experience for not only yourself, but also for those who come to the funeral service or memorial service. Not everyone can express their feelings, tell stories about their loved one and have the composure to make it through the eulogy without breaking down.

If you have been selected to give a eulogy for a loved one, consider it an honor and know that you were chosen for a reason - probably because the family members know you will give the best eulogy because of your abilities and because of your prior relationship with the deceased.

Here is a list of the top 10 tips and additional articles for those who have never given a eulogy or would like some helpful information:

Top 10 Tips To Giving a Good Eulogy:

1. Giving a eulogy is a good thing for you

2. Don't feel like you have to accept this offer

3. Creating a eulogy will be difficult

4. Don't worry about time

5. Remember who to speak to

6. Be sure to put your thoughts in writing

7. You might be struck with emotion or cry

8. Practice, practice, practice

9. Prepare yourself for in case something goes wrong

10. Consider using humor

Below are some additional links to more information that shuold be helpful about giving a more specific funeral eulogy:

Funeral Eulogy For A Child

Funeral Eulogy For Your Spouse

Funeral Eulogy For a Sibling

Funeral Eulogy for a Father

Funeral Eulogy For a Mother

Key Points To Remember:

During any good eulogy, you can expect that there will be moments of panic, silence, laughter, sadness, or moments when the speaker gets choked up.

Giving a eulogy is almost always accompanied by challenges and surprises. This is one of those things you can fully prepare for, but have no idea what to expect.

However, if you can find the strength to take advantage of this great opportunity, I am fully confident you will be glad you were able to tell your story and express yourself with so many other who share in your thoughts, feelings, and loss. And no matter what happens, no matter what you say, no matter how you feel before or afterwards, you will be loved and appreciated by those in attendance, as well as those listening above.

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