Posted tagged ‘Tom Ziglar’

Zig Ziglar talks about Twitter

May 2, 2009

Dad and I had a short conversation about Twitter and how it is impacting our business and our messaging. Check out the Video.

Many people ask me almost every day if Dad uses Twitter. He is not personally on Twitter, but he and I do talk about it regularly and he loves the fact that his message is reaching thousands of people in a new way. It always amuses me that people think Dad is “old school” just because he is 82 and has been in the public eye for over 40 years.

The reality is, Dad is one of the most creative, innovative thinkers of our time – not because he invented something, but because he is able to communicate the things that never change — principles, values, and truth — to a world that is always changing.

This is the sweet spot for Twitter and your business. Twitter is an awesome tool that enables you to reach a rapidly changing world real-time. If you ignore principles, values and truth, then Twitter will not work for you long-term. However, if you use it to share truth and to serve your fellow man first, then you will create a great Twitter reputation that will help you in everything that you do.

Like Dad says:

“If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.”

Success with Twitter is all about trust. Trust is built when you share truth and your focus is on helping the other person first. So the question is, is your Tweet, or your email, or your marketing piece, or your phone conversation, or your group presentation, building trust?

I Tweet, therefore I …… The Twitter Strategy for Tom Ziglar and Ziglar, Inc.

February 22, 2009

First, let me introduce myself. I am Tom Ziglar, the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. You are most likely here because you found me on Twitter. I go by @tomziglar – clever, I know. If you found my blog other than through Twitter, that’s ok, you might like reading a bit about Twitter.

I thought you might enjoy and maybe even benefit from knowing why I have engaged in Twitter and how I am using Twitter to help our company, Ziglar, Inc., grow and prosper. Not only am I blessed to have the father that I do, but literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world have also been impacted by my father. That means I have lots of work to do!

My first objective is to find as many of the people who have been impacted by Dad as I can and follow them. My second objective is to convince those who have been influenced by Dad to help me continue to get Dad’s life-changing message out.

Lucky for me, Dad has made this really easy! Zig Ziglar may be about the most quoted human being in modern times! The way I find above average, intelligent, smart people (maybe how I found you) to follow is I use PeopleBrowsr to key word-search the name Zig Ziglar. If you quote Dad and give him credit, there is a good chance I will find you and follow you. Yes, Dad’s quotes are meaningful, true, and memorable all at the same time. Even his quotes have the ability to impact lives.

The second thing I do is I Tweet quotes from Dad and links to articles and free stuff that feature Dad. People love this because they get value from this and many times they will ReTweet my Tweet. This gives me more people to search out and follow, and many times people will look me up because they want to connect back with Ziglar and tell me how Dad impacted them. Nothing makes me happier than this!

Dad ‘s most famous quote is this: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

This quote really sums up my Twitter strategy, and it should be yours as well. Make your Tweets positive and supportive. Give valuable information. Build trust. Listen and respond to those in need. If you do, others will pass on your Tweets and people will find out about what you have to offer.

So, through Twitter I am hoping to reach the thousands who already know us and the millions who don’t, and I am hoping they will then link to our free podcast, blogs, newsletter, webinars, etc. It’s ok if you take advantage of all of our free stuff, we want you to have it. If you apply it and see a positive change in your life , then the day will come when there will be something of ours you will want to buy!

Please leave a comment if you have ideas on how to make the Ziglar Twitter strategy even better.

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Zig Ziglar and Tom Ziglar talk about Twitter and Business – Article and Video

UPDATE:  tip from @andymeadows – use to track links on twitter.  Thanks Andy, now I do and I love it!

UPDATE: tip from @namnum suggested that I link my Twitter page to this article on my blog which I have done now.  He got the idea from ProBlogger .  Like Dad says, always give credit – If they are right you look really smart, if they are wrong you have someone to blame!  @namnum thanks for taking the time for the tip – I know you are right!

UPDATE:  @jawar suggested I keep my tweets less than 140 characters so that RT (retweets) would fit and be much easier.  Funny how what you know and what you actually do don’t always match up.  Thanks for the reminder @jawar and for connecting the dots for me.

UPDATE: @kris_freeberg recommends that dark text should not be on a dark background. I agree 100%!  It is such a pain to highlight the page to read it that I usually just skip it rather than follow without knowing what the person is about!

UPDATE: The Power of Social Media and Customer Service

Questions about the Purity Diet

December 31, 2008

 John Guava recently asked me the following questions about my Purity Diet and I thought I would share the answers with everyone. Thanks, John, for the questions! If you have questions, please comment on this article and I will do my best to answer them. If you want more info on the Purity Diet, just click on the word “Diet” in the right-hand column and you will see all I have written and posted.

(From John)


Thanks for providing a workable diet to the “hungry” masses and a huge congratulations on your physical accomplishment! I have a few questions on the diet, if you don’t mind. 

1. Is this diet basically a low carb diet that allows fruit, but not any processed foods?

2. Does “no processed food” include milk, half-and-half, cream, butter, cheese, cottage cheese, coffee, non-organic (antibiotic) meats, whey protein, all cereals, oatmeal and all breads completely?

3. Breakfast is always difficult for me as eggs alone are not appetizing; what do you eat?

Thanks in advance, John


Thanks for the encouragement! I will do my best to answer your questions and I will give you some articles on my blog where I have covered some of the things you are asking about.

I don’t really look at this as a low carb diet, but it seems to end up being one as a result of staying away from processed food. When you don’t use refined sugar (processed), and stay away from flour that has all of the nutrition taken out and then “added” back in (processed), you end up with a diet that is much lower-carb than the typical American gets. I have also done things like switching from a regular baked potato to sweet potato, and from white rice to brown, and from rice to quinoa, when possible. If I want something sweet I use locally grown honey or organic grade B maple syrup. It is amazing, though, how much my taste buds have changed and how sweet a sweet potato or fruit really is! 

I don’t do as much dairy as before, but when I do I look for it without the chemicals and organic, if possible. My butter intake is down to almost zero. When I cook with fat I use coconut oil because it doesn’t change its molecular structure when it is heated. Olive oil is also great, but even better if you add it after you cook because I am told high heat changes how your body digests it. I use a little bit of milk in my coffee. I drink tons of tea!

When I can I choose grass-fed chemical-free meats. My meat consumption has gone way down and my intake of beans, lentils, and nuts has gone way up. Overall I also try to keep my total calorie intake as low as possible. Everything I have read has pretty much said the lower your calories the better, as long as you are getting enough of the right nutrition! If you eat lots of vegetables you will get an enormous amount of food and your calorie intake will go way down. On the other hand, if all you eat is nuts — which are great for you — you will eat too many calories.

Here are a couple of articles you can read on my blog about what I eat for breakfast. Just click on the word “Diet” on the right side of the page. It will take you to all of my comments on diet. The two articles I wrote on breakfast are Eating Pure and Simple and Power Breakfast – Pure and Simple. I also wrote an article on what kind of bread I eat in the article Moldy Bread is Good!

Here are three simple things I consider when making food decisions in order of priority:

1. Is it pure, unprocessed, and chemical free?

2. Does it fit into my low-calorie approach for the day?

3. Choose organic if possible.


John, I hope this helps!


If you have question about my Purity Diet please comment below.

Yeah For Me! Pure Success!

November 7, 2008


Yesterday morning at 7:27 a.m. CST  I hit my goal weight of 175 pounds.  I know the time exactly because I started sitting in the sauna at 6:40 a.m. trying to get rid of that last almost two pounds.  When you are hyper focused and almost there, even a sauna feels great.  That’s 80 pound total I have lost on the Purity Diet.  Check out my other posts on Purity Diet for the details.  Bottom line is I feel great.


More good news is on Sunday when I get to Cancun I can look Dave Ramsey in the eye and tell him I hit my goal before the seminar.   I am fired up about the event and am really looking forward to learning more about running a lean and profitable debt free business.  (Ziglar is not debt free…yet, but the company is on a corporate version of my Purity Diet and we are moving that way fast).


Here are some things you really need to check out.  We have two Webcasts coming up next week.  Go to and 


Dad has really been blessed.  Check out the video at

The Purity Diet – Before and After

September 17, 2008



Sometimes you just don’t need a lot of words!


Before the Purity Diet

Before the Purity Diet

After the Purity Diet

After the Purity Diet