Is to write a eulogy. It also made it easier.
The same rules apply for a eulogy as when you write anything:
- Think about the audience
- Research the subject
- Create an outline
- Write the speech
- Rehearse, edit, fit to time allowed
I delivered the eulogy from a map which had a couple of key sentences but it was mostly topics with a few words to guide me through the 4 minutes of speaking. I rehearsed and edited it several times. It worked.
I have described the process very briefly and unemotionally above. Doing it takes time and is emotional. But mapping it helped me considerably.