“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. more of Zig's bio here>>
Wilson Cole is the founder and CEO of Adams, Evens & Ross, the nations largest credit and collection agency design exclusively for the staffing and recruiting industry. In 2008 he was inducted into INC Magazines, “INC 500” for being the CEO of Adams, Evens & Ross, the 307th fastest growing privately held company in America. This exclusive group of other INC 500 CEOs includes Bill Gates of Microsoft and Larry Ellison of Oracle.
In 2007 Recruiting & Staffing Solutions Magazine’s Editorial Staff named him “ The Billion Dollar Man” due to the fact that he had collected or helped his clients collect more than 1 Billion dollars in past due debt over his career of almost 20 years as CEO of Adams, Evens & Ross.
Tom Hopkins is world-renowned as The Builder of Sales Champions. His how-to sales training tactics and strategies have helped millions of sales professionals to serve more clients, and earn higher incomes. To learn how he can help you, visit: www.tomhopkins.com.
Chet Holmes has worked with over 60 of the Fortune 500companies as America’s top marketing executive, trainer,strategic consultant and motivation expert. He has identified and developed the 12 core competencies that are proven to provide the main structure of truly great companies and he has developed more than fifty proprietary methods for implementing to see his and your ideas actually take root and grow.
The realization of Chet’s discoveries came to full fruition while running nine divisions of a company for Charlie Munger (on the Forbes “Billionaires” list, partner of Warren Buffett). Chet doubled the sales volume of each division, most within only 12 to 15months, continuing strategic growth in several divisions and again doubling sales for several years consecutively. Charlie has called Chet, “America’s greatest sales and marketing executive.” >>more
Peter V. Handal is Chairman, CEO and President of Dale Carnegie & Associates, the oldest training company in the world, originally based on Dale Carnegie’s world famous best seller: “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Dale Carnegie has 200 offices, both franchised and company owned, in over 70 countries on 6 continents. Mr. Handal joined the Company in 1999 and was elected President and CEO in 2000. He was elected Chairman in 2005.
Dale Carnegie partners with middle market and large corporations and organizations to produce measurable business results by improving “soft skills,” with emphasis on employee engagement, leadership, sales, team building, customer service, presentations, process improvement and other essential non-technical management skills. The Company works in 29 languages throughout the world and includes as its clients 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. Over 7 million people have experienced Dale Carnegie Training.
Mr. Handal is CEO of J4P Associates, a real estate concern in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is also active as a developer.
Over the last 15 years he has been a Board Member of various public and private companies in the United States and Europe. He has also been President of COWI International Group, a management-consulting firm that provides strategic planning, due diligence, litigation support, turn-around and other consulting services for companies in the United States and Eastern Europe. Previously he was also CEO of a children's wearing apparel and accessories company, which manufactured its products in 22 countries and marketed them under the “Just 4 Kids” brand. Mr. Handal has also worked at Exxon Corporation in the Treasurer’s and New Investments Departments.
Mr. Handal's not-for-profit activities include the Lott Community Development Corporation, The Lott Residence, The St. Vincent Ferrer Church and The Cardinal Cooke Guild. He is also President of the Board of The Metropolitan Opera Club.
Mr. Handal is also a member of the Industry Leadership Council of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI). He has held several positions with the AAEI, including Chairman. Mr. Handal is a member of the U.S. Government’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Distribution Services, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. Mr. Handal has testified on various trade-related matters before Committees and Sub-committees of The House of Representatives and The Senate of the United States.
Mr. Handal has a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He and his wife, Patricia, live in New York.