What a great speaker. his laugh is wonderful. His message worth hearing over and over until you apply
Ziglar's talks are probably inspiring to anyone who likes listening to evangelical preachers, because he sounds like one (complete with the thick southern accent), and in fact he invokes Christianity at least once every 30 minutes as if other religions or values systems don't exist. He actually talks more about the importance of teaching leadership to the younger generation than about practical skills to make you, the listener, a better leader. This was a big disappointment and waste of money for someone who was looking for practical tips to relate better to diverse people in my professional life.
I tried so hard to like this, I really did. Too many people have said nice things about Zig Ziglar for me to have not been tempted to try one of his books. I opted for this audiobook.
Where do I begin? He has a heavy 'southern priest' style of talking that's somewhat condescending and very old fashioned. I found it difficult to keep focused, and this wasn't helped by his frequent attempts at humor with his audience. Bad, bad grandfather humor. This all intertwined with inappropriate religious references and shamelessly feeding on the crowd for affirmation of the points he's making.
Despite the material originating from pre-Internet days, I'm sure he has lots of good things to say but I simply cannot bring myself beyond his old world delivery and style.