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07/09/2018: Openings are vitally important, they can make or break a ceremony

Nobody wants the most interesting opening at a funeral to be the one into which the coffin will eventually disappear… "For those of you not familiar with a secular funeral service, this is a celebration of life." Is possibly the worst way to begin a service in honour of someone's much loved friend or relative. Sadly, it happens far too often.

There are celebrancy training courses that are delivered in bulk. This one-size-fits-all approach can lead to just this kind of impersonal, irrelevant opening gambit. Once such a line has been delivered, the attention of those present is lost without redemption.

You only get one chance to make a first impression.

In this occasional series of articles, we will be taking a look at ways to avoid some of the common the pitfalls of celebrancy, making every ceremony unique and memorable.

As each service starts with a powerful opening to capture attention, great celebrancy careers start with highly personalised, one on one coaching, shadowing and mentoring programmes. Each of us has widely differing personality traits, strengths and attributes that can be used to the best effect in helping families find comfort in the sad times, while enhancing the joy of happy occasions.

If you would like to know more about the work of celebrants, you can follow these articles or contact us by phone or email (just click in the header of any page), then let us create a programme that will help your personality to help the personalities of those you eulogise come shining through. Call us today or click in the header of any page to send us an email to find out more about making a career in the growing world of celebrancy.

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