Described as a salesman’s salesman and a master of motivation, Zig Ziglar died Wednesday, according to a statement posted on his Web site.
“The motivational speaker, a longtime Dallas fixture and Plano resident, died this morning at the age of 86,” the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday morning.
“Ziglar’s executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano,” the Associated Press reported.
Ziglar was the author of more than 30 sales and motivational books including “See You at the Top” and “Over the Top.”
“He was known for corporate training and motivational speeches that aimed to improve people’s personal lives and careers,” the Associated Press reported.
He was also an active Southern Baptist who once served as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
His Facebook page reads in part:
“A longtime Dallas fixture, Ziglar’s speaking career spanned more than 50 years. He retired in December 2010,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
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