Creating The Perfect Eulogy

By: Laura Sussman
Monday, June 3, 2019

If someone has asked you to give a eulogy at a funeral home in North Las Vegas, NV, you should feel honored. They are asking you to pay tribute to someone special to them by honoring their memory in front of a group. That honor can also feel rather overwhelming because perhaps you aren’t used to public speaking or you don’t want to mess anything up for those in attendance. But take a deep breath and move through the process. With enough preparation, you can create and give the perfect eulogy. 

Write Up Some Check Points 

One of the major concerns is that you don’t want to leave anything out of your eulogy. So, before you begin writing, take some time to write down check points. List things like the person’s marriage, children, and other things that stand out in their life. You could also include personality traits, like their sense of humor, their humility, their kindness. These are things you want to include as you sit down to write. 

Don’t Forget Memories 

You don’t want your eulogy to feel or sound like a list of traits. Instead, you want to try to weave as much of that stuff into memories you have. If you don’t feel like you have the perfect memory to share, try talking to close family members. Ask them about special moments and then ask for permission to use them in the eulogy. People often want to hear their own memories shared, but they are too emotional to share them on their own during the service. Your help can give them just what they need while giving the eulogy just what it needs. 

Write It Up 

You don’t want to go into a eulogy with something you think you might say. You don’t know what the day will be like or how you will feel when the time comes. Have everything written out and ready to go. If you’re more emotional than you thought, you can always read it. Or pass it off to someone else to read it for you. 

Practice Out Loud 

You want to know if what you’re writing makes sense when you speak it out loud. And you want to time yourself to see if you take too long or if it’s too short. Most eulogies are only 10-15 minutes long. Practice exactly what you plan to say out loud several times until you have the cadence down. You’ll be more comfortable with the speech if you’re truly prepared for it. 

If you need help with eulogy writing, funeral homes in North Las Vegas, NV can give you further tips. The experts at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services are here to help in any way we can. Give us a call at (702) 485-6500 with your questions about eulogies, or bring what you have written up to us at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104, Las Vegas, NV 89147 and we’ll take a look and give you advice. We’re here to help those supporting the grieving. 

 

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