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Make it a fond farewell by giving a loving eulogy

It’s very hard to describe somebody properly in a few words. Yet that is the challenge facing anyone who is giving a eulogy. Usually the speaker is a family member or friend, although in some instances such as at military funerals, it may be a commanding officer. The whole purpose of such a eulogy is to ensure that the deceased is remembered for...
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Birthday speeches should praise the celebrant

Birthday speeches should praise the celebrant. After all we all love to be praised. So a birthday party gives you the ideal opportunity to give words of praise. Even better it gives you the chance to say nice things about the birthday boy or girl publicly. After all family and friends will also enjoy seeing somebody get their due. So you might consult...
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Summer is the time for fetes and festivals

Summer is the time for fetes and festivals and someone has to pronounce them open. What should that person say? The purpose of such fetes is usually to raise funds for some good cause. So naturally the speech should emphasise the fact that those present are doing something very worthwhile by attending. The speech should explain just how the funds raised...
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Staff Motivational speeches shouldn’t always be given at Christmas

Staff motivational speeches shouldn’t always be given at Christmas. Yet many employers use the Christmas party as a time to encourage their staff to do better. Perhaps a better time would be just after the summer vacation. After all the staff won’t be too merry to listen to what they have to say. When they come back refreshed after their break they...
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A customised speech is well worth considering

A customised speech is well worth considering. That is if you want to make an impression and leave a memory. It all depends on the occasion of course but a wedding or a golden anniversary for instance are usually very important events in a family. Naturally too there are business occasions where a lot depends on what you say, especially if your boss...
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Nurses don’t get the recognition they deserve

Nurses are the unsung heroes and heroines of society. Over a lifetime of service they help patients to heal in a hundred different ways. They listen to confidences in the dark of the night. They are there to handle that new-born baby with care and to ease the suffering of someone who is dying. Isn’t it fitting then that when a nurse retires he or...
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Writing a fitting eulogy for a mother should be simple

Writing a fitting eulogy for a mother should be simple. Often, however, it is difficult if not impossible. You should know her well enough but because you are grieving so much you find it hard to put your thoughts into words. The first thing you should remember is that your eulogy should be short. That is often because there are other funerals after...
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Join a club

Does professionalism take the sportsmanship out of sport? Judging by the situation at FIFA just now with officials accused of bribery and underhand deals it certainly does. Yet football is still a wonderful activity and joining a club can still add a whole dimension to your life. At an amateur level there is enjoyment and entertainment to be had and...
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The Chinese aren’t the only ones who love fireworks.

The Chinese aren’t the only ones who love fireworks. Independence Day is traditionally celebrated with fireworks displays all over the USA. That’s fitting because fireworks express jubilation and on Independence Day they are supposed to be expressing jubilation over gaining independence from Britain. Most people, though, would not be thinking...
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You wouldn’t imagine there are many golden wedding anniversaries these days.

You wouldn’t imagine there are many golden wedding anniversaries these days. Yet a quick glance in a card store will show you there is a demand for cards for this event. There is certainly a need for a few well- chosen words on the day of the 50th anniversary celebration. Usually the toast is given by an offspring of the couple but sometimes an...
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