This salesman, motivational speaker, author, and born-again Christian began work as a door-to-door salesman for the Wearever Aluminum Company. Early on he struggled, however, as he freely admits: “It was really a question of survival. When our first baby was born, I had to literally go out and sell two sets of cookware in order to get her out of the hospital.
His turn-around occurred when a Wearever sales executive took him aside and told Ziglar that if he recognized his ability, he could become a “a great one.” Apparently that was the kind of encouragement Ziglar needed since he soon became the second highest achiever of some 7,000 salesmen.
Since 1970 Ziglar has traveled over five million miles, delivering his life improvement messages. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Ziglar Training Systems offers public seminars, customized education programs, workshops and keynote speakers.
Ziglar has written twenty-three books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family and success including his very popular 1984 book, SEE YOU AT THE TOP, which was republished as a 25th anniversary revised edition.