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3 Tips for Speaking at a Memorial Service February 20, 2019

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3 Tips for Speaking at a Memorial Service, Chili, New York

It can be challenging to plan a memorial service when dealing with the loss of a loved one. If you’re tasked with the role of delivering a eulogy, it’s not always to easy to find the words. To help you craft a speech that will best commemorate your loved one’s life, consider a few of the following tips.

How to Prepare a Speech for a Memorial Service

1. Write Your Thoughts Down

memorial serviceRather than improvise on the spot, take the time to prepare the eulogy by writing down your thoughts. This is a chance to brainstorm all the thoughts you have about your loved one as they come to mind. While you don’t have to prepare an entire speech, make an outline that you can refer to when you’re at the memorial service. 

2. Tell Stories

In addition to recounting memorable qualities your loved one possessed, tell stories that truly demonstrate the kind of person they were. Look at photo albums to spark memories that you may have forgotten about. Talk about your relationship with the loved one, as this will be your opportunity to show just how important they were in your life. They can be as personal or as general as you want. 

3. Practice

If you’re afraid of public speaking, practice in front of a mirror for about 30 minutes each night, leading up to the service. The more times you rehearse your speech, the easier it will be to talk in front of an audience. Time yourself while practicing to ensure that you don’t exceed the time limit, as there will be others who will also give speeches during the service. 



If you need assistance planning a funeral or memorial service, turn to the compassionate staff at Leo M. Bean And Sons Funeral Home. For over 40 years, this family-owned and -operated funeral home has helped families in Rochester, NY, with all aspects of the funeral planning process, from choosing a casket to deciding between burial and cremation. They understand how difficult it can be to make these important decisions during a time of grieving and are here to assist in any way they can. Call (585) 426-7830 to schedule a consultation with a funeral director or visit their website to learn more about their list of services. 

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