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The Funeral service is a time of remembrance and grief. Just as each individual is different and comes from a different background, so can the funeral service be individualized. Many types of funeral service can be categorized into four main components: traditional, Jewish, military, and personalized.

Traditional funeral services tend to be Christian-based. First, there is a viewing or wake, in which the casket is open or closed. If it is open, viewers can see and touch the deceased. The burial is held had the ceremony, where the casket is lowered into the ground. Between the time of death and burial, a church service is held, and the priest or pastor sermonizes and loved ones eulogize, in remembrance of the deceased.

Traditional Jewish funeral services have longstanding rites that must be observed. Once the death has occurred the deceased's loved ones must stay with the deceased until the Rabbi arrives. Depending on schedules and circumstances, the funeral service can either be held at the temple or synagogue, but nowadays, if the congregation is too large, the funeral director, Rabbi, and loved ones may choose the cemetery. A viewing of the deceased is seen as disrespectful, and the deceased's body should be buried as soon as possible. Embalming is also forbidden, if local laws will allow it. The casket must be wooden with metal parts. Flowers are avoided as they are seen as frivolous adornment. And the service should last 20 minutes. Within that time, scripture, the Psalms, and Eulogies are read. One of the most important and lasting rituals is that after the ceremony, the congregation prepares the first meal, usually eggs or bagels--which symbolize the continuity of life.

The first stipulation of a Military Honors funeral is eligibility. Eligibility falls under several rules, such as enlistment or Special Reserve; veterans who served active duty and departed in circumstances other than dishonorable; and many other certain rules that fall under the United States Military codes.

If eligible for a Military Honors funeral, the three major components other than a Traditional funeral are: a parent or loved one presents the American Flag. The American Flag is presented and folded. Taps is played.

Many in contemporary society have opted out of Traditional funerals, in favor of more personalized and idiosyncratic funeral services. In all 50 states, it is legal to have funeral services in one's home. Loved ones can take charge of the proceedings themselves, so long as they follow federal, state, and local laws. Some of the interesting, popular ways loved ones perform funeral services are: displaying arts and crafts and reading poetry; leading the procession past his or her favorite spots; holding the funeral service in the deceased's favorite spots, such as the woods, an arena, or a beach; letting a loved one drive the hearse; using a personal photo display; and writing personal letters and placing them in the casket. Most noted are cremation and burial at sea.

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The Funeral service is a time of remembrance and grief. Just as each individual is different and comes from a different background, so can the funeral service be individualized. Many types of funeral service can be categorized into four main components: traditional, Jewish, military, and...

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  • Jude
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  • Jude
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    Join the crowd, Jeff. You are not alone, Barbara Streisand suffers from telbirre stage fright that has kept her from performing live in front of her fans for 40 years. My musical hero, Bruce Springsteen, whom I've seen live 66 times, soon to be 74 by June, also has mentioned he gets nervous before every show (who wouldn't being the focal point of 50,000 people in a football stadium), but he transfers it into positive, focused energy on delivering his music and making a personal connection with individuals in the audience who are responding. I can relate to that and is something I'm always working on. This is definitely something I will be addressing on our call Thursday, hope you can make it live.

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  • Nahuel
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  • Nahuel
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    With public speinakg, I worry the most about sounding too canned or scripted. I would like to be more comfortable adlibbing and injecting some humor and real life examples into presentation.With team meetings, it is sometimes hard to get everyone to participate. A former boss of mine once stated that he hired and paid people to think, not to nod and agree . Everyone's input is important and we need to encourage and reward that input.

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  • Ramona
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    With public speinakg, I worry the most about sounding too canned or scripted. I would like to be more comfortable adlibbing and injecting some humor and real life examples into presentation.With team meetings, it is sometimes hard to get everyone to participate. A former boss of mine once stated that he hired and paid people to think, not to nod and agree . Everyone's input is important and we need to encourage and reward that input.

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  • Ramona
    December 04, 2015
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    With public speinakg, I worry the most about sounding too canned or scripted. I would like to be more comfortable adlibbing and injecting some humor and real life examples into presentation.With team meetings, it is sometimes hard to get everyone to participate. A former boss of mine once stated that he hired and paid people to think, not to nod and agree . Everyone's input is important and we need to encourage and reward that input.

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