by Staff Reporter with AAP, 21st Century News: http://www.21stcenturynews.com.au/motivational-speaker-zig-ziglar-dies-at-86/?inf_contact_key=2f2fba95d2f9b2484ccfb50341b01bcf1f2bf0111f40e4bd3a404a329e675335
Motivational 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.