Light is extinguished for one of the best Motivational Speakers ever

In loving memory of one of the best

Zig Ziglar captivated the world and we mourn his loss today.

This is a sad day for me as a 20-year motivational speaker.  Zig Ziglar was the best, end of story.  I remember listening to him in the 80's and never passed a chance to see him in person.  Not everyone was as enthusiastic as I was about the prospect of seeing him live.  In fact, when I was new in the corporate world working as a manager trainee in San Jose, I found out Zig was going to be speaking at an event in Oakland.  As a manager trainee, I was super psyched to share Zig with the other managers in my area.  I took it upon myself to buy 6 tickets knowing that I could get at least 5 other managers to go with me.  Well, needless to say, I ate the cost of the other 5 tickets.  I guess I wasn't as good of a sales person as Zig was because I couldn't convince anyone to go with me!  But for those people lucky enough to be in his audience, they would probably agree – he set the bar.  

He used to sign his books, 'See you at the top!'

In homage to him, I adopted my own Zigism and to this day use 'See you in the Front-Row'! 

He was an amazing man helping others achieve their dreams. He was the ultimate usher and today, sadly his light has been extinguished.  But the light of his life will shine forever, helping others get to the top.


With admiration, respect, and awe of the life of such a great man, your humbled motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman


Marilyn Sherman, CSP is a Front-Row Leadership Expert helping people get out of the balcony and get a front-row seat in life. For over 20 years she has inspired audiences with topics on Visioning, Goal Achievement and having a No More Excuses attitude! Check out her fun, dynamic style at

Marilyn Sherman, Owner UpFront Presentations - Helping people get a Front-Row seat in their life!
9030 W. Sahara Ave #444
Las Vegas, NV 89117

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  1. Zig was truly one of the best motivational speakers out there. Truly spoke his truth. Loved how he referred to his wife, The Redhead, and when I heard I posted my favorite quote on my FB page. Great man who left a true legacy.

  2. What a wonderful heartfelt tribute, Marilyn. Sad to say, I never met him. But happy to say I will meet him one day. On the other side.

  3. Yes, indeed, Marilyn. Zig is one motivational speaker who left an indelible mark on the world.  I wonder if he ever really knew what a tremendous difference he made for so many, many people.  And by the way, I would have taken one of those tickets with joy!!!

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