Much like the rest of the sales and marketing community, we were saddened by the news that Zig Ziglar passed away this morning. He was a man whose words meant so much to so many, sales professionals and otherwise.
I’ve read a few of Zig’s books and seen some of his speeches online. As I reflect on why his teachings were so impactful, I’ve come to the conclusion that he was effective because his messages were simple; his teachings were accessible in the minds of the audience. That is to say he didn’t use complicated jargon or twisted logic to arrive at conclusions; when he talked, people listened… and even more, they understood. Light bulbs went off instantaneously when he spoke.
Our thoughts go out to his family. We lost a true American treasure and icon. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on Zig and how his words may have helped you in your career or in life.
We leave you with a few inspirational Zig Ziglar videos: