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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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Internet Battle Plan XXII, Teach at the Beach, part two at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Florida

August 8, 2017 at 8am to August 9, 2017 at 5:30pm
Jim and Debbie Ziegler have out done themselves putting together the best Automotive Internet Conference yet!Following the phenomenal success of Teach at the Beach last summer in Myrtle Beach, SC; we have scheduled 20 top automotive industry experts on every aspect of Automotive Internet Sales, Marketing, SEO, SEM, Web Conversion, Video response, technology sales and Social Media.Instead of a dreary inner city venue, we opted for a beautiful Beach Resort at the end of the summer in Florida.…See More
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Internet Battle Plan XXII, Teach at the Beach, part two at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Florida

August 8, 2017 at 8am to August 9, 2017 at 5:30pm
Jim and Debbie Ziegler have out done themselves putting together the best Automotive Internet Conference yet!Following the phenomenal success of Teach at the Beach last summer in Myrtle Beach, SC; we have scheduled 20 top automotive industry experts on every aspect of Automotive Internet Sales, Marketing, SEO, SEM, Web Conversion, Video response, technology sales and Social Media.Instead of a dreary inner city venue, we opted for a beautiful Beach Resort at the end of the summer in Florida.…See More
Jun 13
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Samurai F&I - Sales Managers Seminars at Hyatt Place Hotel O'Hare, Chicago

May 16, 2017 at 8am to May 19, 2017 at 12pm
Debbie and The Dawg are taking the show on the Road to Chicago in May. We're bringing our famous Automotive Management courses to the Hyatt Place at O'Hare May 16th -17th and May 18th-19th with two dynamic events. . The Samurai F&I Seminar and The Sales Manager Seminar. James A. Ziegler, CSP, HSG.   Hotel rooms are highly discounted on our group rate. These Automotive Management seminars will greatly improve your numbers and processes. Regardless of whether or not you are new to management,…See More
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Apr 20
Israeli rothman commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post HOW DO YOU BREAK INTO MANAGEMENT IN THE CAR BUSINESS... AND HOW DO YOU ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?
"Unfortunately, this is true; and it is also why there are so many really bad managers in the car business."
Apr 4
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HOW DO YOU BREAK INTO MANAGEMENT IN THE CAR BUSINESS... AND HOW DO YOU ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?

JIM ZIEGLER NEEDS YOUR HELP ... THIS WEBINAR IS COMING UP THURSDAY  AND I AM ASKING MY FRIENDS TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT. PLEASE, RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND CONTACTS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WEBINAR... THANKS - …See More
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James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post So YOU Want to Be a Manager - Can You Cut It?
"Help the DAWG Win... My company is Ziegler SuperSystems write me in for every category you believe I deserve to win. Remember I am primarily a Sales Trainer, Management Trainer, and F&I Trainer. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adtdc2017  "
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DealerELITE commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post So YOU Want to Be a Manager - Can You Cut It?
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So YOU Want to Be a Manager - Can You Cut It?

5:30 AM and The #AlphaDawg is on the PointSO YOU WANT TO BE A MANAGER... do you have what it takes?First time in a long time I've been able to time stamp my Good-Morning Message at 5:30 AM. .... My visit to the Back Surgeon yesterday as an outpatient has me up and energized at 90% of the previous levels of Alpha Dawg performance.I could hardly sleep…See More
Mar 16
James A. Ziegler posted a blog post

So YOU Want to Be a Manager - Can You Cut It?

5:30 AM and The #AlphaDawg is on the PointSO YOU WANT TO BE A MANAGER... do you have what it takes?First time in a long time I've been able to time stamp my Good-Morning Message at 5:30 AM. .... My visit to the Back Surgeon yesterday as an outpatient has me up and energized at 90% of the previous levels of Alpha Dawg performance.I could hardly sleep…See More
Mar 16
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I JUST GOT YOUR RESUME’ SO… You Want To Be a General Manager or a GSM?

How Do I Perceive your resume? This is for Automotive.First of all... I always check "Employment Gaps and Cover-Overs". Many people disguise their resume's to cover their bad references by extending dates on other employers. They also cover up too many jobs, or maybe they just can't get along with others. Beware of Job-hopping…See More
Feb 25
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post I JUST GOT YOUR RESUME’ SO… You Want To Be a General Manager or a GSM?
"Coming home to Atlanta in March. Jim Ziegler, the Alpha Dawg and Debbie Ziegler are bringing their famous Automotive Management courses to Atlanta, March 21st and 22nd and March 23rd and 24th . The Samurai F&I Seminar and The Sales Manager…"
Feb 13
James A. Ziegler posted a blog post

I JUST GOT YOUR RESUME’ SO… You Want To Be a General Manager or a GSM?

How Do I Perceive your resume? This is for Automotive.First of all... I always check "Employment Gaps and Cover-Overs". Many people disguise their resume's to cover their bad references by extending dates on other employers. They also cover up too many jobs, or maybe they just can't get along with others. Beware of Job-hopping…See More
Feb 13
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THE LEADS ARE WEAK....

WEAK LEADS ********** You say there's No Such Thing as Weak Leads. Sounds good! BUT, actually there is such a thing as "Weak Leads".Leads from Lead Providers have a known probability of closing. Some leads close at 3% and other leads have a probability of up to 18%, and the lead providers know which are which.First of all some leads are generated from such low close sources as enter to win a free car while others are generated from actual buyers and shoppers inquiring. Some are in-market and…See More
Jan 26
Mark Handlon commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post Jim Ziegler Helping Edmunds Get Their Message Out There
"Hello Jim,        My fault for not looking at the date on the post. However, my response may apply to anyone who may consider bashing the automotive sales "profession". I am not saying that every dealer is…"
Jan 25
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post Jim Ziegler Helping Edmunds Get Their Message Out There
"Mark This is an old BLOG of Mine. I have since changed my opinions of Edmunds considerably. I have met with them several times, and, as a result many things changed and I hold them in a much improved light. I actually recommend them these days. JIM"
Jan 25

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HOW DO YOU BREAK INTO MANAGEMENT IN THE CAR BUSINESS... AND HOW DO YOU ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER?

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 2:00pm 1 Comment



JIM ZIEGLER NEEDS YOUR HELP ... THIS WEBINAR IS COMING UP THURSDAY  AND I AM ASKING MY FRIENDS TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT. PLEASE, RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND CONTACTS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WEBINAR... THANKS…

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So YOU Want to Be a Manager - Can You Cut It?

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

5:30 AM and The #AlphaDawg is on the Point

SO YOU WANT TO BE A MANAGER... do you have what it takes?

First time in a long time I've been able to time stamp my Good-Morning Message at 5:30 AM. .... My visit to the Back Surgeon yesterday as an outpatient has me up and…

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I JUST GOT YOUR RESUME’ SO… You Want To Be a General Manager or a GSM?

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 1:22pm 1 Comment

How Do I Perceive your resume? This is for Automotive.…

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THE LEADS ARE WEAK....

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 7 Comments

WEAK LEADS

**********

You say there's No Such Thing as Weak Leads. Sounds good! BUT, actually there is such a thing as "Weak Leads".

Leads from Lead Providers have a known probability of closing. Some leads close at 3% and other leads have a probability of up to 18%, and the lead providers know which are which.

First of all some leads are generated from such low close sources as enter to win a free car while others are generated…

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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…
Hello dear,

my name is Pascalina, i came across your profile now on this Comment Site . So I decided to stop by an let you know that I really want to have a good friendship with you. Beside i have something special i want to discuses with you, but I find it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. I will be very happy, If you can get back to me, through my e-mail. (pascalina2love_faya@yahoo.com)  So we can get to know each other better,and i well give you my pictures and also tell you more about me OK, you can contact me through my e-mail id Is, (pascalina2love_faya@yahoo.com)
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Pascalina,
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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