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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read Book for any Funeral Speaker
Whether you are looking to train as a funeral celebrant or having been working in the profession for many years you will find this book a captivating read.
Neil Dorward is an experienced funeral celebrant, Trainer and Speaker who shares his knowledge and experience in an informative yet lighthearted manner.
This book will provide you with many of the tools you...
Published on 5 Nov. 2010 by UK Celebrant

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2.0 out of 5 stars I felt the tone of the book presented other groups who deal with funerals in a bad light and therefore I lost my confidence in t
Some practical help here however I found that a lot of it was unhelpful, I felt the tone of the book presented other groups who deal with funerals in a bad light and therefore I lost my confidence in the author. Other books that you may consider for public speaking that would be better are:
'Talk like Ted'. (Carmine Gallo)
A preaching workbook (David Day)...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read Book for any Funeral Speaker, 5 Nov. 2010
This review is from: The Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech - Because You Only Get One Chance to Make a Last Impression (Paperback)
Whether you are looking to train as a funeral celebrant or having been working in the profession for many years you will find this book a captivating read.
Neil Dorward is an experienced funeral celebrant, Trainer and Speaker who shares his knowledge and experience in an informative yet lighthearted manner.
This book will provide you with many of the tools you need to write and present the last gift we are able to give to any person, we only have ONE chance to get it right and as Neil says 'One chance to make a lasting impression' this book will help you to be able to do exactly that. I have been training professional funeral celebrants for many years and recommend this book to all of my students. (Terri Shanks - Founder of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, UK)
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2.0 out of 5 stars I felt the tone of the book presented other groups who deal with funerals in a bad light and therefore I lost my confidence in t, 8 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: The Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech - Because You Only Get One Chance to Make a Last Impression (Paperback)
Some practical help here however I found that a lot of it was unhelpful, I felt the tone of the book presented other groups who deal with funerals in a bad light and therefore I lost my confidence in the author. Other books that you may consider for public speaking that would be better are:
'Talk like Ted'. (Carmine Gallo)
A preaching workbook (David Day)
Public Speaking, (Sarah Lloyd-Hughes)
Reading for preaching, (Cornelious plantiga) (Great book for learning how to write for public speaking)
Fumble-rules (William Safire)
The last art of the great speech. (Richard Dowis)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 May 2012
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This review is from: The Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech - Because You Only Get One Chance to Make a Last Impression (Paperback)
This book is well worth reading. A must for anyone who is a Celebrant or who has been asked to speak at a Funeral.

Anyone who is or about to be a Funeral Celebrant will find this book useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lively and instructive, 1 Aug. 2014
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Passionate, funny and insightful. This little book is written by a man who loves his job. His whole ethos is geared to making the recently dead remembered as they were in life, with humour and sensitivity. Inspiring for a would be celebrant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ceremonial Resources, 3 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: The Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech - Because You Only Get One Chance to Make a Last Impression (Paperback)
This is great, I'll be using it to write and deliver many different Ceremonies for my work, many thanks :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Sept. 2014
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great for my purposes
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