Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker to dealers, dies
Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker who inspired world leaders and business owners, including auto dealers, died Wednesday in Texas. He was 86.
Ziglar spoke at the 75th annual National Automobile Dealers Association convention in 1992.
“I know if anyone can inspire us, you can,” Mick McIlwain, NADA director at the time, said in introducing Ziglar at the convention after a “rough year” for the industry.
Ziglar was a World War II veteran who grew up in Yazoo City, Miss. In the late 1960s, he became training director for the Automotive Performance Co. in Dallas.
He wrote more than 30 books on salesmanship and motivation, including See You at the Top.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, and two children.