First please accept our heartfelt condolences to you during this very painful time. There is no greater loss than the loss of one whom you loved. Now you have been asked to write the eulogy speech for them, and you may find that you do not know if you can bring yourself to do that. That is all very normal. Perhaps the information in this article with help you write eulogy speech.
First understand that you may find that the writing process itself will give you some release from the pain and suffering that you feel. With this in mind, try to prepare yourself to write the speech by having a quiet and uninterrupted place where you can also have your own privacy. If you feel the need to cry while writing the eulogy speech, you will be able to do so without any worries. Writing can be a very emotional process.
Second use some of this quiet time to collect your own thoughts and gather information about the deceased that you may not already have. This may require a couple of phone calls. If you are the primary speaker, you'll want all the pertinent information about the person's life, where they were born, when they were born etc. Where they went to school, and college, where they worked, when they got married, who they are survived by. All of this information is very important in the main eulogy speech.
If you are not providing the main eulogy speech, then the information you want to gather will be more pertinent to the relationship that you shared with the deceased. Perhaps you were in the army together, or college, or you were business partners.
Next jot down all the special things about the deceased that you want to make sure you tell the audience about when you give the eulogy speech. What made them special, why did they always laugh about a particular event in their life? What kind of a parent were they? What kind of a business partner, or community member, or co-worker. These points help to make the life of the person more remembered by the audience.
That is your goal. In your eulogy speech, you want to do everything you can to help alleviate the pain and suffering of the audience, by helping them to remember and honor the life that the deceased lived.
Think about what the person wants to be remembered for. If there was any message that the deceased wanted to have delivered, make sure you have all this information. Then begin writing the eulogy speech. An introduction, followed by main events and specific stories, hopefully some that will help the audience to laugh as they remember. Then a good closing that honors and commemorates the life of the deceased.
Celebrate their life in the eulogy speech you write and deliver for them. Speak from the heart and help the members of the memorial service do the same.
Margaret Marquisi is a retired writer and fulltime grandmother. To learn more about great eulogy speeches or eulogy speech help , visit her website.