When someone in your family, or perhaps a friend, passes on, and you get asked to give the eulogy at funeral homes in Chaska, MN, you know it’s a great honor. You know the person well enough to say great things about them and you are also trusted enough to do a good job. You don’t want to let anyone down, so you should prepare for the process as best you can. Here are a few ways in which you can prepare for the eulogy at the funeral home in advance.
Consider The Kind Of Person You Are Speaking About
The first part of the process is just thinking. Think about what kind of person you are going to be talking about. Did they like a good job? Perhaps tell stories about them that will make people smile. Were they on the serious side? Go over some of their accomplishments that made them most proud. You don’t have to use just your own memories, either. You can talk to other family members and friends and see what things they remember the most and use their thoughts in your speech.
Think About How Long It Should Be
Eulogies are a central part of a funeral home, but they shouldn’t take up the entire hour. You will likely want your tribute to be about 10 minutes in length. You might feel like you have a lot of things to fit into those minutes, but don’t feel like you have to include everything you come up with. You can always share more stories with people at the reception and in other ways.
Write It Out
It’s best to write out what you are going to say instead of just trying to wing it. You want to have your thoughts well organized. The eulogy won’t be terribly long, but it will be meaningful and you want to put a lot of thought into it. Once you have it written out, you might find that organizing things in a different way would be better. You can move it around and work it out just how you want it.
Practice Makes You Comfortable
They say that practice makes perfect, but for a eulogy, that’s not really the case. But practice is going to make you more comfortable with what you are going to say. You might practice enough so that you don’t need your written notes. Still take them in case you get emotional or nervous, but review the eulogy a lot so you are comfortable with what you want to say at that time.
If you are asked to speak at funeral homes in Chaska, MN to honor someone who has passed on, it’s quite an honor. You want that speech to go well and the professionals at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation want that for you as well. Feel free to give us a call and ask any questions you have about eulogies so we can help you get your speech lined up just right for the event.