“The Master of Motivation” Zig Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,” “the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helping people to achieve long-term balanced success based on his philosophy of character, attitude and skills, he has impacted more than a quarter billion people and continues to make a difference in the lives of those who act on his philosophy.
As a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages and dialects worldwide. He’s been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Success Magazine, and Esquire Magazine. Ziglar motivational books and programs are widely distributed through multiple channels including the Ziglar website, Amazon.com, and the world’s largest producer of audio programs, Nightingale-Conant.
In the media Ziglar has appeared on such venues as the Today Show, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show and 60 minutes.
As a speaker, Zig has repeatedly appeared with six former U.S. presidents; world leaders and news makers like Rudy Giuliani, Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, and Lady Margaret Thatcher; business leaders, famous speakers and authors such as Seth Godin, Debi Fields, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Denis Waitley; and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities such as Paul Harvey and Joe Montana. At 84, Zig is still speaking while sharing the stage with his daughter, Julie Ziglar Norman. Together they reach audiences up to 20,000 at Get Motivated seminars as well as sharing messages of hope at smaller venues such as The Legacy at Willow Bend.
Recognized for his work, Ziglar has been documented three times in the Congressional Record of the United States for his work with youth in the drug war, and for his dedication to America and the free enterprise system.
Speaker Hall of Fame
The National Speakers Association (NSA) Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame honors professional speakers who have reached the top level of performance excellence. To receive this award, Zig was evaluated by his peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism, and communication. To date, 191 world-class speakers have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame including Art Linkletter, Jim Rohn, Ronald Reagan and Earl Nightingale.
National Speakers Association Lifetime Member Award
Zig is one of ten individuals singled out by the National Speakers Association’s Board of Directors for his contribution to the profession of speaking and honored with a lifetime membership award.
Master of Influence Award
Ziglar was awarded the Master of Influence Award in 1999 by the National Speakers Association. The Master of Influence Award recognizes speakers, whether a member of NSA or not, for their positive global impact through their speaking. This award is presented to speakers who have significantly influenced generations of speakers and whose distinguished careers have brought honor and recognition to the speaking profession. Since it was established in 1993, Ziglar is one of 16 recipients in the world to receive this honor.
In 2001, Ziglar was awarded the Cavett Award by the National Speakers Association. The NSA’s most cherished award, the Cavett Award is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession, and whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of NSA founder, Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE. To date, 15 people in the world have received this award.
Silver Buffalo Award from Boy Scouts of America
Also in 2001, Ziglar was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America. This award, Scouting's highest commendation for service to youth, recognizes the invaluable contributions American men and women have made to our nation's young people.
Ziglar is one of the many noteworthy recipients to receive this award. Since it was first presented in 1926, 674 individuals, including 13 U.S. presidents, artist Norman Rockwell, artist and film producer Walt Disney, and baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, have received the Silver Buffalo Award.