Zig Ziglar Passes the Torch to a New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

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‘Zig Ziglar passes away’ was the news I saw in my Facebook newsfeed this morning.


To honor him and his impact on so many including my self (I wish I could find the photo the was lost in a computer crash I had with him in Broken Arrow in 2004)

Words from Zig’s Facebook Page:

Zig Ziglar, the undisputed King of Motivation, Inspiration and Education, along with the Ziglar team is leading the way for you to succeed Globally. http://www.ziglar.com/


“The Master of Motivation” Zig Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,” “the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helping people to achieve long-term balanced success based on his philosophy of character, attitude and skills, he has impacted more than a quarter billion people and continues to make a difference in the lives of those who act on his philosophy.

As a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar has written more than 30 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages and dialects worldwide.
He’s been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Success Magazine, and Esquire Magazine. Ziglar motivational books and programs are widely distributed through multiple channels including the Ziglar website, Amazon.com, and the world’s largest producer of audio programs, Nightingale-Conant. In the media Ziglar has appeared on such venues as the Today Show, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show and 60 minutes.
As a speaker, Zig has repeatedly appeared with six former U.S. presidents; world leaders and news makers like Rudy Giuliani, Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, and Lady Margaret Thatcher; business leaders, famous speakers and authors such as Seth Godin, Debi Fields, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Denis Waitley; and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities such as Paul Harvey and Joe Montana. Recognized for his work, Ziglar has been documented three times in the Congressional Record of the United States for his work with youth in the drug war, and for his dedication to America and the free enterprise system.
The Ziglar Brand is known and respected globally and and one of the most recognized names in the world. His son Tom Ziglar and Daughter Julie Ziglar continue to share the Ziglar pure and simple philosophy to an entire new generation of achievers.
 Dallas, TexasAffiliationZiglar Corporation


Speaker Hall of Fame

National Speakers Association Lifetime Member Award

Master of Influence Award (1999)

Cavett Award (2001)

Silver Buffalo Award from Boy Scouts of America (2001)

Personal Information

Zig Ziglar, has been a staple in the business motivational arena for over five decades.

Personal Interests

Serving God, Sharing Hope and Teaching the Ziglar pure and simple philosophy to anyone who wants to be, do or have more!

Zig Ziglar on Faceook (Zig’s Fanpage grew by 12,000 new fans 10 hours after he passed)

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