I would believe only in a god who knows how to dance
He often references handouts and supplementary materials that are "included". I understand this is a compilation of past programs, but it loses a lot of value when we are not able to reference these materials.
Zig has a lot of good points to make and does so with humor and stories. Unfortunately, this audiobook is a collection of recordings from a variety of souces and it is quite repetitive. It got tiresome to hear the exact same stories and the same jokes told multiple times. The repeated stories should have been edited out.
Where it's not repetitive, it's pretty good. I would say also that the subject matter is often not about leadership, or it's a force fit to make the matter about leadership.
I liked the energy of the live recordings; the studio interviews are not as strong.
It was a good refresher on certain aspects about being successful.
The stories Zig Ziglar tells & his inspiring way of teaching is well worth the time. I have loved listening to this on my walks. Thank you!
The use of humor to get his point across; insights into hard and smart work. Mr. Ziglar shares stories from his own past and the examples of others to help illustrate the points he makes.
I would recommend this book to my friends. Now, some of my friends see 'success' as a matter of luck or fate--and surely there is an element of luck/fate that plays a role. However, "fate favors the prepared mind"... as one famous golfer put it (I think it was Lee Trevino, but not sure) "Golf is a game of luck... the harder I work, the luckier I get." Mr. Ziglar talks about the mental attitude and habits that you can adopt that can greatly improve your chances at success (whether 'success' financially, socially, personally, or however the listener would define 'success').
He has good timing, rate, and vocal inflection that helps communicate his point. I also enjoyed the energy that he brings to his delivery... his sincerity and enthusiasm helps communicate the message more than just reading the words. I also liked that I could listen to it while out hiking or in my car during the commute...:)
It was... it is a long book. I listened to much of it during a long hike... and the rest during my commute one day. I will listen to it again... of that I have no doubt.
I have often heard of Zig Ziglar. After listening to this book, I would consider him to be a cross between the traditionalist beliefs and examples of Napoleon Hill, and the energy and personalized delivery of Anthony Robbins...:) I plan on getting some more of his books to listen to in the future...:)
While i like the simple motivation and illustrations of the author, i found the Series, which encompasses several of his talks, was rather repetitive and maybe knowing this i would have found a way to get the specific talks i wanted. hope this helps.
Although a bit repititous and yes, Ziglar has a very thick accent, I found this to be a very motivational collection of speeches. I have listen to and read many books on leadership & motivation and learned quite a few new things in this book.
I have been reading and listening to audio self-help, and leadership programs for 17 years. Zig Ziglar is by far the best motivational speaker!
This is a great book from Zig Ziglar. A must have for your collection on personal growth in the work place. He explains his knowledge on the work place so very well. Easy to follow and very entertaining.