About Jim Ziegler
Jim Ziegler, CSP – ‘The Alpha Dawg’
One of the foremost top-rated national experts in the modern retail automobile industry with over 37 years of retail experience in the automobile industry; Jim Ziegler has trained over 100,000 Dealers, GSMs, Sales and Finance Managers as well as Sales Professionals.
Jim Ziegler is a Professional Manager who still desks deals, works in F&I offices, trains Internet departments and interacts one-on-one with customers on a regular basis in retail automobile dealerships throughout the country. Jim is in demand as a keynote speaker at 20 Groups, State Association Conventions, NADA Conventions and other dealership conferences and events.
James A. Ziegler, CSP, HSG is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as National Speaker’s Association Georgia. In July 2001, he earned the prestigious “Certified Speaking Professional” designation at the NSA National Convention in Dallas. Less than 1/3 of one percent of all professional speakers worldwide ever achieves this coveted honor, the association’s highest earned award.
For more than 37 years, James A. Ziegler, CSP has researched, studied and trained in the retail automobile business as surely as if he were studying for a Masters’ degree in any other profession. Bright, versatile and intelligent, the ultimate student of our industry; Ziegler exhibits intellectual dynamics and an incredible ability to perform at levels above the industry.
Jim Ziegler’s future forecasting has accuracy in the 90% + category for predicting industry trends and events before they happen. The best record in the industry.
Nobody has hands-on experience rivaling his accomplishments in the retail auto industry. Following a record-setting career as a salesmen and manager with some of the largest and most successful dealerships in the country; since March of 1986, Ziegler has done business with more than 15,000 dealerships nationwide and more than 100,000 Dealers, managers and factory executives have attended Jim’s automobile dealer management seminars. Traveling more than 200 days a year, the man has physically worked in more than 1000 showrooms in no less than 200 cities in 49 states. (Has not yet worked in Alaska)
A celebrity speaker in the U.S. auto industry, Ziegler is known for his high energy, controversial, top-rated keynote speeches, national convention workshops, and in-dealership hands-on consultancies. He also presents several national seminars in cities nationwide every month. Jim is one of those extremely rare individuals that can actually perform what he teaches in the real world environments. As Ziegler will tell you… “I am the best there is at what I do!” As a retail consultant working with manufacturers and more than 500 dealerships nationwide, Ziegler is respected for his expertise internationally. He has been the featured keynote speaker for 80 State Automobile Dealer Association Annual Conventions and has been consistently rated at the top of the top ten speakers at 14 National NADA Conventions and 2008 Keynote Speaker Australian Auto Dealers Annual Convention. Very few people in the world can pick up a phone and get more automotive top executives and decision-makers to answer. When Jim Ziegler’s on the phone they will answer.
Jim Ziegler, “The Alpha Dawg” is often interviewed, featured in articles by him or about him, and quoted as an industry expert by Reuters, Automotive News, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Dow-Jones Newswire, Automotive Executive, RV Executive today, Auto Age, Auto Success, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB television, BBC International, Detroit News, and he’s appeared on CNN.
Jim is the featured monthly columnist in both F&I Showroom Magazine and Wards Auto Dealer Business Magazine with his very popular and always controversial columns. A prolific blogger and industry activist his industry blogs get hundreds of thousands of page views and he commands a following of more than 100,000 friends and followers on the Social media.
Extremely popular with the Dealers and respected by the factories and industry insiders, the man has become an in-demand celebrity speaker in the retail automobile industry. Factory executives seek his advice on marketing trends and industry future forecasts. James A. Ziegler is a cut above; he is the author of the best-selling book The Prosperity Equation, New Millennium, where he reveals his secrets of what it takes to be a success in the business world.
There’s nobody else quite like him. They’ll tell you Jim Ziegler is honest, intellectual, and sincere. They will also say that James A. Ziegler is the best there is in the U.S. retail automobile business today. Jim Ziegler is outrageous with a deep sense of delayed humor that will sneak up on you long after he told the joke.
He might just be putting you on with his hats, jewelry and over-the-top persona but don’t underestimate this guy; he’s the real deal. His playful and oft times mischievous personality is deceptive, never underestimate the man or his ability. AND, maybe, just maybe, consider that perhaps he really doesn’t take himself as seriously as all of that anyway. Don’t confuse the show business for a lack of substance.
Contact Jim Ziegler at ZieglerSS@aol.com, at 800.726.0510, or 770.921.4440 (USA 9-5 Eastern time)