I was inspired to do this video and to help people learn to write a eulogy when my father passed away in July of 2000. This video will help you write a moving eulogy for your friend or someone elses..
At the time I didn’t know where to turn for help in writing a eulogy and I didn’t know the steps to take to make sure I did a good job. I needed a good example of a eulogy speech and a sample eulogy would have really helped me out. I looked at all the free eulogy websites and they were pretty much worthless.
I considered many structures and outlines for his eulogy and I also reviewed many other eulogies before I made my decision on what I would say with my funeral speech. My dad was a veteran and a pretty tough guy so I didn’t think a eulogy poem or eulogy song would be appropriate for him.
I didn’t know how tough it was going to be. When you are writing a eulogy so many thoughts about your loved one race through your head. I concluded that I did not know how to write a eulogy and that I better come up with something fast since the funeral was the next day.
When it’s your friend, it’s not like writing a eulogy for someone you don’t really know. If that was the case you could just say sweeping generalities and follow a few steps in writing a eulogy like many of the religious leaders do. That was not going to be good enough for my dad, mother or friend! I don’t know what hit me that night in July of 2000 but I came up with a eulogy Idea that just poured out of me. I used it at my dad’s funeral and the way I did it has since been praised all over the world. Many people told me I should make a keynote speech out of it.
I never did do that, but I did vow to help others in the same situation I was in. That’s why I wrote “Instant Eulogies”. I put all the standard ways to write a nice eulogy. I put in eulogy quotes and eulogy text samples and the book gives all kinds of ideas and help on writing a eulogy.
But the most special part is the format I included for my dad’s eulogy. I actually included the entire text so you could copy the format exactly as I wrote it.
I do a memorial to him in my magazine every year and people from all over the world have written to me to tell me they are going to use this same format for their parents . . . Even BEFORE they die. Below are some other videos you should review and I’ve also included some videos that are most likely not what you are looking for.
Other videos to check out for free samples of eulogy speeches:
John f. Kennedy
John Cleese did a eulogy for Graham Chapman
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Spock’s death scene with captain Kirk
Malcolm X eulogy by Ossie Davis
Ronald Reagan eulogy by Tom Daschle
Keanu’s emotional eulogy speech about G-baby in Hardball
Eulogy for Rosa Parks by Oprah Winfrey
Craig Ferguson gives a eulogy to father
Howard K Stern Anna Nicole Smith eulogy
cher reading sonny bono’s eulogy
cher speaks at sonny bonos funeral
Lady Bird Johnson Funeral – Luci Baines Johnson Eulogy PART
Rose Kennedy Funeral Mass Ted Kennedy Eulogy.
You can probably skip all this stuff:
The chasers war the eulogy song (this is a pretty nasty song so be warned)
Tool eulogy is a band
Ben Kenney has a song called eulogy