A eulogy is typically delivered as a speech at a funeral ceremony. It’s at once something personal and a method of involving all of those present in reminiscing some of the good things about the life of someone who has already passed away. Maybe the best and the most effective way to begin approaching the task of eulogy writing is going back to the definition of the word “eulogy”, which originated from Greek words generally translating as “a good word”.

A few of us have the time in learning how to write a eulogy in advance. In reality, not too many of us ever find ourselves encountered with making a eulogy. And for those of us that do, the notice is commonly short, and the task should be done and complied under stressful conditions of dealing with the loss of a person truly special to us.

You can look upon a eulogy as a tribute or as a funeral oration, but instead I like the idea of viewing the opportunity to share a few good words for a loved one being valued and honored. Moreover, it has to be written in a form which is easy to deliver, as a speech.

A good eulogy is less of a personal testimony or presentation of your sentiments or feelings about the individual than a way of drawing the grievers present together to share in remembering and celebrating the life that has been preciously lost. By regarding a eulogy in this manner, your task is all of a sudden made much easier.

You could then feel free to draw on the various thoughts of a big group of people, for their own feelings, opinions, recollections and talk on their behalf as well as expressing your own personal ruminations. So in a sense, the burden is now shared and no longer yours alone.

You could then view yourself reading the eulogy as a manner of placing in a “good word” for someone in behalf of many of those present. Therefore, in the spirit of putting in a good word for the departed, it is important that eulogies would rarely or never dwell on a less attractive side of an individual’s life; a funeral is a moment for forgiveness, positive thoughts, and maybe some few regrets at some lost chances or opportunities.

But naturally, it is not an appropriate time for controversy, dark pasts or accusations when the deceased is not in a position to come to his or her own defense. The most usual eulogy format is to follow through the significant and extensive life events of the individual in a chronological manner, and to highlight unique and distinct memories and personal anecdotes.

A little humor and some significant personal habits are typically combined with attractive personality features and a mention of notable and special achievements. An aspect of successful eulogies is that they would contain some comments on the favorable and positive impact the individual had on others along the way, especially on the speaker and several people present on the ceremony.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy recently published a new home study course on how to boost your Self Esteem. Click here to get more info about her Quick-Action Plan for A More Confident You.