emPower Conference to feature Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar, noted author and a highly-sought motivator on living a positive Christian life, will be among the speakers at the emPOWER Conference, sponsored by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Feb. 9-10 at the Arlington Convention Center.

Ziglar, a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, will be among other well-known Christian leaders at the conference?formerly known as the State Evangelism Conference?such as Henry Blackaby, Jack Graham and Larnelle Harris.

Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar was born in Coffee County, Ala., in 1926 and was raised in Mississippi. He became a Christian in 1972 and has tried to share the gospel regularly since then, he told Baptist Press in an interview last June at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix.

After initial failure in sales, Ziglar found success. In 1955, he became an instructor at the Dale Carnegie Institute in New York City and was president of his own corporation from 1970-80. He speaks to audiences in the Christian and corporate arenas and now heads the Zig Ziglar Training Program.

Nine of his 23 books have been on the bestseller lists and titles have been translated into more than 38 languages and dialects. He has been quoted or written about in such publications as The New York Times, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Fortune, Time and Esquire and he has appeared on The Today Show, 20/20 and 60 Minutes as well as numerous radio outlets.

Known as a people builder who has taught companies worldwide to succeed by helping others reach their goals while standing on a character-based foundation, Ziglar has been given many honors and several honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctor of Law from The Criswell College.

For more information on the emPOWER Conference, call the SBTC office at 972-953-0878 or toll free at 877-953-7282. For lodging group rates, see the hotel list below and state that you are attending theemPOWER Conference when making reservations.

The conference hotels are as follows:

• Wyndham Arlington, 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 1-800-442-7275 for reservations or go to www.wyndham.com. Use group code: 0208650SB.

• La Quinta Inns, 825 N. Watson Rd., Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 1-800-453-7909 for reservations.

• Baymont Inn & Suites, 2401 Diplomacy Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 817-633-2400 for reservations.

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