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Zig Ziglar passed away today. One of the all time greats.

https://www.facebook.com/ZigZiglar?i...4c42f1cc9a798a
#rip #zig #ziglar
  • Profile picture of the author Irish Intuition
    Wow... I'm speechless
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  • Yeah, he was big on the scene when I started out in sales and public speaking. I would read his books in between cold calls, and I always had one of his tapes playing. (yes, they were tapes back then haha.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

    Zig Ziglar passed away today. One of the all time greats.

    https://www.facebook.com/ZigZiglar?i...4c42f1cc9a798a
    The first time I heard him live was when I decided to become a speaker.
    He was one of the best platform salesmen in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Wonderful man who made an enormous impact on the lives of countless salespeople.

    Secrets of Closing The Sale was one of the very first sales training books I ever bought.

    Sad news.

    Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author kcom
    How can you not be inspired by him? Feeling overwhelmed or depressed or down? Read some quotes from the FB page Joe posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob28x
    I had just learned of him a few months ago and have learned a lot from him from the little bit I have watched of him so far. RIP Zig.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    A true legend that made a huge difference in millions of lives.

    See YOU at the top, Zig!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by NewParadigm View Post

      See YOU at the top, Zig!!

      I'll be honest, the first time I read his from you, it brought a tear to my eye.

      Zig was the most well known speaker in the world. Ask anyone to name 5 top motivational speakers. Most will name one or two or none.

      Zig Ziglar comes up on top every time.

      And he was a master craftsman from the stage. Other speakers would stay after they spoke..to watch him work.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I'll be honest, the first time I read his from you, it brought a tear to my eye.

        Zig was the most well known speaker in the world. Ask anyone to name 5 top motivational speakers. Most will name one or two or none.

        Zig Ziglar comes up on top every time.

        And he was a master craftsman from the stage. Other speakers would stay after they spoke..to watch him work.
        Yeah, there is a fine degree of separation from a great motivator, and a WORLD CLASS one... Zig was that World Class guy... Game changing guy....not your average sales trainer from Podunk Idaho...

        Not to be jealous...

        Not everyone can be from Yazoo Mississppi you know...

        Yes. See you at the top Zig Maestro!
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  • Profile picture of the author kjconnor
    He was my first sales trainer in 1981! The four steps to closing:
    1. Agree with
    2. Isolate
    3. Overcome
    4. Close
    Never fails...I trained over 500+ sales reps with this method...Rest in Peace and Thank you Zig!
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    • Profile picture of the author bob ross
      Originally Posted by kjconnor View Post

      He was my first sales trainer in 1981! The four steps to closing:
      1. Agree with
      2. Isolate
      3. Overcome
      4. Close
      Never fails...I trained over 500+ sales reps with this method...Rest in Peace and Thank you Zig!
      I didn't know this was his (I'm not surprised though), I've trained probably just as many people with almost the same strategy for objection handling in B2C:

      Agree
      Restate
      Isolate
      Overcome
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      • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
        Yes a true inspiration and legend. I have many of his books , dvd's and mp4s..some of the best material ever written or spoken on the art of selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertAxelsen
    A legend and real life hero! I am grateful for everything he gave me.

    Thank you, and RIP, Zig!
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyneed
    See You at the Top changed my life. Rip Zig Ziglar and thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adwizard
    An awesome salesman and sales trainer who will be missed, and most importantly an incredible man of God whom I feel blessed for having gotten to meet... RIP Ziggy... will certainly be seeing you at the top!
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  • Profile picture of the author javarog
    AHHH Man he was my Hero,,,,,, RIP Zig
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    Oh wow. Thank you Zig for all you did.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sue Bruce
      I often wondered what it would be like to have that kind of super- motivator as a family member.

      RIP
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Here's a thread where we were just talking about Zig Ziglar before we found out about his death. There is a video of Zig training in the first post too.

      (Did you know his real first name was Hilary? my first name is Claude, so funny first names must make you sell better!) :rolleyes:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-...ml#post7387145
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      • Profile picture of the author sandalwood
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Here's a thread where we were just talking about Zig Ziglar before we found out about his death. There is a video of Zig training in the first post too.

        (Did you know his real first name was Hilary? my first name is Claude, so funny first names must make you sell better!) :rolleyes:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-...ml#post7387145
        Yeah, RIP Zig. You were a true gentleman. I met the man in the early 80's at a NSA meeting. Just a great guy to listen to and be around.

        Hey Claude, Claude isn't a funny first name. Did you know that in an ancient language Claude means one who is a true chief and leader of men?

        I'm tellin' ya, a funny first name is Karab spelled backwards...

        Just my 2ยข...

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  • Profile picture of the author tonyscott
    Wore my tapes out listening to them in my car in between calls - "suspects and prospects"
    RIP Zig
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  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    Zig Ziglar is the best inspiration speaker. He lived his life full of purpose and meaning.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonvideo
    Zig Ziglar was also an inspirational figure during my childhood since my dad liked him, it is shame.
    I believe however the best we all should do is to follow Zig's advice and "Invest even harder in our Ventures" I am sure he would have liked that as their fans..
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    No way...

    I just posted his video it seems like yesterday.

    Wow.

    Speechless.

    Originally Posted by tonyscott View Post

    Wore my tapes out listening to them in my car in between calls - "suspects and prospects"
    RIP Zig
    I can never find this audio it seems. Heard it years ago.

    OMG, this news is hard to read. What a great man he was.
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