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James A. Ziegler's Discussions

Aren't You Getting Just a Little Sick and tired of these Weaklings Telling You that You Can't make a Profit on Car Sales Today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Drommond Dec 12, 2013. 16 Replies

This is typical, one of the most profitable Chevy dealerships in the country said this... April 1st, 2011Marc Heitz Chevrolet1221 Ed Noble ParkwayNorman, Oklahoma 73073(405) 321-7021To Jim…Continue

Tags: Internet Sales Manager, General Manager, Internet Battle Plan, Digital Dealer Speaker, Automotive Social Media

My Latest Article is Out in Dealer Magazine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Compton Oct 18, 2010. 4 Replies

This article has a lot of controversy, especially the title article... "Prophets of Low Profit" ...Let me know your opinions on what is happening here in our industry? …Continue

Why Grant Cardone's Employees Should be Ashamed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Richards Aug 2, 2010. 8 Replies

 mass email sent today to manyFrom: GRANT CARDONE [mailto:grant@grantcardone.com] Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:29 PMTo: Brock AllenSubject: Books for Votes   Help get me 25 votes today and…Continue

A Throwback to the Seventies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Shaughnessy Jul 31, 2010. 4 Replies

The following comes from a guy who hasn't been seen working deals in a dealership since 1991 (or earlier)Grant Cardone here,I need your last little bit of help here.......I know you are finishing the…Continue

 

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WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?

FIRING A SALES PERSON********************************** This may generate some sparks, but; it is the way I see it and the way I teach it and the way I do it in the real-world. ********************************** When do you Fire a Sales Person?Answer: You fire a Sales Person at that Point when you realize they are Never-Ever going to make it. ********************************** Here are four “E’s” in Zieglerism…E = EvaluateE = EducateE = ElevateE =…See More
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Rob Winters commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"I could care less - means that you actually do care a bit..  the correct phrase is "I couldn't care less." "
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Brian Bennington commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"Hey "Dawg,"  I returned today to review any examples our members shared with you, and Sharon Hill's comments jumped right out at me.  She's definitely got it.  (I wonder if she was an educator in an earlier life?)…"
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Sharon Hill commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"A company is always an "it" not a "they".  If Dealership x does something "it" does it, not "they."  Also, the subjunctive case always uses a plural predicate, even when the subject is singular. In…"
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James A. Ziegler's blog post was featured

STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!

STOOPID IS AS STOOPID DOES!************************** STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE************************** IF You act like Forrest Gump, and your grammar and spelling sounds like Forrest Gump wrote it; don’t be surprised when people call you Forrest Gump.“Stoopid is as Stoopid Does.”The words you write reflect on you and take away from whatever message you’re trying to say. Learn the few simple things I am writing about here…Here – means ‘At this Place Now.’Hear – means ‘ You receive sounds and…See More
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David Blassingame commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"Jim, Thanks for publishing a very useful blog.  I'm copying all my employees because it will benefit them daily. David B."
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James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"I had a lot of fun compiling this partial list of Stupid things people write in place of common Grammar. Every day on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Texts. We all ocassionally make these mistakes but not as an ongoing train wreck that affects how…"
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Brian Bennington commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!
"Hey "Dawg,"  Don't you think it's pathetic you have to even mention what boils down to 4th grade english to a bunch of "blog wizards"?  While I periodically do make a typo writing here or on DE and always feel…"
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Jim Ziegler Talks About the Super Conference

Jim Ziegler, The Alpha Dawg, talks about The Sales Management Super Conference coming to Seattle, June 9th-10th-11th. Redmond Marriott http://www.ZieglerSupe...
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Sales Management Super Conference at Redmond Marriott

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Jim Ziegler, The Alpha Dawg, talks about The Sales Management Super Conference coming to Seattle, June 9th-10th-11th. Redmond Marriott http://www.ZieglerSuperConference.com Call Jim at (770) 921-4440 east coast time. 15 top automotive retail experts on stage over 2 1/2 days. We have special discounted hotel rates. General managers and dealer principals attend free of charge. Jerry Thibeau from Phone Ninjas, Erich Gail from the…See More
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James A. Ziegler's blog post was featured

WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?

FIRING A SALES PERSON********************************** This may generate some sparks, but; it is the way I see it and the way I teach it and the way I do it in the real-world. ********************************** When do you Fire a Sales Person?Answer: You fire a Sales Person at that Point when you realize they are Never-Ever going to make it. ********************************** Here are four “E’s” in Zieglerism…E = EvaluateE = EducateE = ElevateE =…See More
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James A. Ziegler posted a blog post

STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!

STOOPID IS AS STOOPID DOES!************************** STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE************************** IF You act like Forrest Gump, and your grammar and spelling sounds like Forrest Gump wrote it; don’t be surprised when people call you Forrest Gump.“Stoopid is as Stoopid Does.”The words you write reflect on you and take away from whatever message you’re trying to say. Learn the few simple things I am writing about here…Here – means ‘At this Place Now.’Hear – means ‘ You receive sounds and…See More
Apr 9
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?
"Ha ha David, I knew somebody would catch the humor there.... Thanks! JIM"
Apr 8
David Blassingame commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?
"We are Not a Safe-House for Under-Achievers...Greatness!"
Apr 8

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STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE!

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:30am 6 Comments

STOOPID IS AS STOOPID DOES!

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STOP LOOKING STUPID ONLINE

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IF You act like Forrest Gump, and your grammar and spelling sounds like Forrest Gump wrote it; don’t be surprised when people call you Forrest Gump.

“Stoopid is as Stoopid Does.”

The words you write reflect on you and take away from whatever message you’re trying to say. Learn the few simple things I am writing about here…

Here – means ‘At this…

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WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?

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FIRING A SALES PERSON

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This may generate some sparks, but; it is the way I see it and the way I teach it and the way I do it in the real-world. 

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When do you Fire a Sales Person?

Answer: You fire a Sales Person at that Point when you realize they are Never-Ever going to make…

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CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 11:11am 7 Comments

WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CRM DOMINATION



- BY JAMES A. ZIEGLER, THE #‎AlphaDawg‬

Third party Vendors are waking up to their worst nightmare. The party is almost over and we're turning the lights on. They…

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ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS?

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 10:37am 3 Comments

ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS?*****************************************************************************

Initially the answer was NO it really didn't have any noticeable effect. BUT recently I've had a lot of dealers starting to tell me that the customers are beginning to defect because of the repeated bad news and new recalls almost daily. Personally, I think Mary Barra is doing a remarkably credible job…

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At 10:15pm on December 22, 2011, Keith Shetterly said…

I can guarantee you this:  Had Jim Ziegler trained anyone at TrueCar about how to sell to a customer, TrueCar would not have led their charge to THEIR DEALER CUSTOMERS--here and elsewhere--with condescension and belittling.  When you pat this retail vertical's people on the head like we "just don't understand", careful with your manicured had or you're going to get bit.  You go get'em, Jim:  Over 60,000 page views total across all these blogs, the two main ones approaching 35,000 alone.  Another thing Jim would've taught you is how to manage your social media presence with your custmers.  Well, he's giving you a lesson now, free.  I think you're about to get the bill from someone else, though... And, one more thing:  Does TrueCar's access to the 5,000 dealers DMS automatically make them AutoNation stores, data-wise?  I guess Group One didn't want to take that chance.

At 6:30pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I appreciate your point of view but to say I am not honorable says more about you than me. Then again, if I was making $1500 a head to train salespeople I may feel threatened too.

Happy Holidays

At 6:03pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I am not thrilled with your attack on TRUECar......... but I love your passion!!

At 9:47am on October 7, 2011, Bob Swartz said…
great seeing you here even though I owned three Saturn Dealerships and watched you tear us up for years......................... guess we showed you and closed :) Hope you are well.
At 4:02pm on September 7, 2011, pascalina derek said…
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At 12:17pm on August 10, 2011, Pete Grimm said…
Thanks, Jim. I'm having fun contributing and joining in the discussions. As always, I enjoy reading your posts. Your posts are what drew me to the site. Cheers, Pete.
At 5:57am on July 15, 2011, Tony Sutton said…

Hi James, in Moscow so not picking up messages as often as I should, the responses must give you great encouragement, still looking forward to the next edition.

 

At 12:14pm on July 14, 2011, Billy Wayne Jenkins said…
Thanks Alpha Dawg
At 3:47pm on July 13, 2011, Naomi R. Heckler said…
Hi Jim,
I am so happy to see you here. What do you think about Ford's new program Dealer Parts Advantage. They are being very tight lipped about it so I do not have all the information, but I can say it is a Win Win for Ford but Not for the Dealers.
At 9:17am on July 7, 2011, Lizelle Landino said…
Haha! That was unreal!! Had to check my location in the universe there for a sec!
 
 
 

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