Many people feel that cremation services are not as personal as funerals with memorial services and burials. If you are attending cremation services in Corvallis, OR for a loved one and want to give a eulogy to share your stories and memories of the deceased, you want to make sure you put in a lot of thought and deliver it successfully. Here are some tips that can help you deliver your eulogy better so it touches the family and friends who are attending the cremation and allows you to find some closure with the death of your loved one.
The most important thing you can do is speak clearly so your words are easily understood but those who are listening. It may not be easy to get through an emotional eulogy, and there may be times when you get chocked up or start to cry. If this happens, it’s okay to let your emotions show, but stop reading or giving the eulogy and let those feelings pass before you continue. This will allow you to deliver your eulogy completely and ensure everyone can hear it clearly.
You should always practice your eulogy before you read it. You can practice reading it quietly to yourself or you can even look in the mirror and practice how you will give it. You can also read it to your family and friends before the cremation service to ensure you are confident speaking in front of people and to get their feedback on anything you need to do differently or could do to make it better. It will also make you more confidant in your ability to read or remember the eulogy. Practice as often as possible and make any changes you see fit.
Write It Down
Don’t stress yourself out trying to remember the eulogy completely. If you are don’t think you can remember it or don’t want to try to memorize it, you can instead write it all down and read it directly from the paper when you give it. You can write or type it out completely or you can jot down a few short notes that will keep you on track and remind you of what you want to include. Many people prefer to read their eulogy and you can still speak from the heart by reading it instead of memorizing it.
If you are planning to attend cremation services in Corvallis, OR and want to give a eulogy, there are a lot of things you should keep in mind and include. If you are nervous about delivering it, you can keep the above tips in mind to help you feel more confidant. If you are ready to plan for cremation services for yourself or a loved one, be sure to reach out to the AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. We are here to help with all your funeral and cremation planning needs. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.