Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar dies at 86

Written by Staff Reporter with AAP on November 29th, 2012

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zig ziglarMotivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar has died in Texas. He was 86.

Ziglar’s executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar died on Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

According to his Plano-based company’s website, Ziglar was a World War II veteran who grew up in Yazoo City, Missouri, and then went to work in sales for a series of companies, where his interest in motivational speaking grew.

Ziglar was known for corporate training and motivational speeches that aimed to improve people’s personal lives and careers. His company includes more than a dozen other speakers who advocate The Ziglar Way.

Rene Lynch from LA Times describes Ziglar as a deep-throated motivational speaker whose clever way with words inspired millions to stop looking for shortcuts to success — and instead earn it the old-fashioned way by rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.

Australian motivational speaker and business leader Jamie McIntyre said “Zig Ziglar was a great educator and made the world a better and happier place. A life well lived”

Ziglar wrote more than 30 books, including See You at the Top and Over the Top.

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