eulogy

Speech Tip: Eulogizing President Bush

Speech Tip: Eulogizing President Bush The eulogy for President George Bush is loaded with challenges. I wrote similar things when John McCain died. Eulogies about public figures such as President Bush, 41, are hard for several reasons. Death is always personal, but the death of a president is always public. How do we reconcile that? […]

Speech Tip: Say It Now

Speech Tip: Say It Now. Eulogies are being said about John McCain now. He’s alive. This is the best time to do it. Honor him now. There will be time enough for a critical analysis of his work, some of which will be negative. But this is a time to let him (and his family) […]

Speech Tip: Mama Said (and Papa Agreed)

Speech Tip: Mama Said (and Papa Agreed). What about when you give a eulogy? No one wants to hear a rant at a funeral. But, Mama said if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Now what? There’s always something worthwhile in someone. Find that something, and when you speak those good […]

Speech Tip: Mama Said (and Papa Agreed)

Speech Tip: Mama Said (and Papa Agreed). What about when you give a eulogy? No one wants to hear a rant at a funeral. But, Mama said if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Now what? There’s always something worthwhile in someone. Find that something, and when you speak those good […]