Ziglar in March 2009
November 6, 1926|
Coffee County, Alabama, USA
|Died||November 28, 2012
Plano, Collin County, Texas
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||McKinney, Texas|
|Other names||Hilary Hinton Ziglar|
|Alma mater||University of South Carolina|
|Occupation||Salesman, motivational speaker, author|
|Spouse(s)||Jean Ziglar (married 1946-2012, his death)|
Suzan Ziglar Witmeyer (died 1995)
Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, where he spent most of his early childhood. The next year, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later.
Ziglar served in the United States Navy during World War II (c. 1943 to 1945). He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
As of 2010, Ziglar still traveled around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems. State Representative Chris Greeley of Maine mentions Ziglar in the credits of his CD on public speaking.
- Ziglar, Zig (1975). See You at the Top. Gretna: Pelican Pub. Co. ISBN 0-88289-126-X. Pelican publisher Milburn E. Calhoun reported his greatest success with See You at the Top, which had been rejected by some thirty publishers previously.
- Ziglar, Zig (1982). Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 0-425-08102-8.
- Ziglar, Zig (1985). Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World. Nashville: Oliver Nelson. ISBN 0-8407-9039-2.
- Ziglar, Zig (1986). Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 0-425-09973-3.
- Ziglar, Zig (1994). Over the Top. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. ISBN 0-8407-9112-7.
- Ziglar, Zig (1998). Success for Dummies. Foster City, Calif: IDG Books. ISBN 0-7645-5061-6.
- Ziglar, Zig; Hayes, John P. (2001). Network Marketing For Dummies. Foster City, Calif: IDG Books. ISBN 0-7645-5292-9.
- Ziglar, Zig (2003). Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. ISBN 0-7852-6481-7.
- Ziglar, Zig (2004). Confessions of a Grieving Christian. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8054-2745-7.
- Ziglar, Zig (2004). The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-385-50297-4.
- Ziglar, Zig (2006). Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7852-8919-7.
- Ziglar, Zig; Norman, Julie Ziglar (2009). Embrace the Struggle: Living Life on Life's Terms. New York: Howard Books. ISBN 978-1-4391-4219-6.
- Ziglar, Zig; Ziglar, Tom (2012). Born to Win: Find Your Success Code. Dallas: SUCCESS Media. ISBN 9780983156512.
- Cecil Johnson, "Hokey narration may motivate entrepreneurs", March 28, 2004 in Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Accessed May 10, 2012.
- Erin Casey. "Zig Ziglar's Lessons From The Top". Success Magazine. Retrieved October 27, 2008.
- Vanderlaan, Jon (September 11, 2010). "Zig Ziglar still making a difference". Plano Star Courier. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Red Phillips, "Zig Ziglar, R.I.P.", November 29, 2012". conservativetimes.org. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- "Zig Ziglar dies at 86; motivational speaker inspired millions". LA Times. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- Milburn E. Calhoun obituary, Monroe News Star, January 11, 2012.
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- Official website
- Booknotes interview with Ziglar on Zig: The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar, October 6, 2002.
- Interview with Zig's son Tom on his father's life.
- Interview with Ziglar's daughter Julie Ziglar Norman on her father's life.
- Famous Zig Ziglar Quotes videos