"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 29 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, Debbi 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 visionary for the future of Ziglar, Tom Ziglar focuses on reaching the next generation with the Ziglar message. Centered on this mission, Tom brought Ziglar forward into the world of technology and social media. He continues to expand the possibilities of Ziglar through Internet technologies and more.
Tom's leadership extends the reach of the Ziglar philosophy throughout the world. His direction includes making Ziglar accessible and affordable to third world nations.
In addition, Tom champions programs which greatly increase the number one key to successful training, implementation. His efforts add retention and reinforcement programs to both Ziglar corporate training programs and personal development training for individuals.
On growing up “the Ziglar way," Tom relays it best with a story from when he made his very first sale for Ziglar more than 20 years ago. He says, “I was very nervous … and had just completed my sales training. My first call came from an older man who was very concerned about his son-in-law and daughter and their marriage. He said, ‘Here is my credit card number, go ahead and send them whatever you think they need. If it's ok with you, can we pray for them together now?' That's when I realized two things. First, that Dad built our company on integrity and reputation. And second, that we are in the life-changing business."