One of the toughest speeches and most important speeches you will ever have to make is for the death of a loved one. Michael Clarke bravely presents the statement from Cricket Australia on the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.
Yes there are pauses and tears, the emotion is real and the listener cannot helped but be moved by this statement on this tragic event. Never forget if you are in this position that you have the utmost and full support of the audience and it does not matter if there are some tears, so release yourself from expectation it has to be perfect.
Your words are a valuable healing process for yourself and your listeners and let them be authentic, share stories that will warm the hearts of those present. Michael Clarke did a wonderful job of this with the eyes of the world upon him.