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JIM ZIEGLER’S SALES MANAGER FORUM RETURNS!

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YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN RIGHT?
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ZIEGLER’S FAMOUS AUTOMOTIVE MANAGERS WORKSHOP

The Dawg Sort of Promised to Debbie Ziegler that He Wasn’t Ever Going to Do This Again…. BUT, there is a really HUGE NEED to get this information recorded on Video to Share With Dealers and Managers for Years into the Future.

SO! JUST THIS ONE LAST TIME… Ziegler will perform his famous unequaled

… SALES MANAGER’S FORUM ….

December 12th, Tampa, Florida at IPD Headquarters, 3104 Cherry Palm Dr Suite 230, Tampa, FL 33619

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DEALERS AND MANAGERS WILL LEARN
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How to Hire,Motivate and Keep Qualified Sales People
Consistent Sales Processes
Setting up your Selling System
The Primary Duties of a Sales Manager
How to Hire, Fire, Train and Promote
DESKING A DEAL: How to “Desk” the Deal
How to Present the Figures
How to use and measure your CRM
How to Setup and Inspirational and Educational Meetings
Integrating internet, social media, video, and technology
High-profit customer-friendly negotiation techniques
How to Measure the Sales Effort
Sales Contests That Really Work
How to hold a High Average Profitability
How to take a T.O (Customer Introduction Turnover)

PLUS Dozens of Highly Effective Closes that Work
Highly Effective Desking using customer-friendly persuasion and finesse word tracts and processes

Compliance: How to Avoid Litigation Issues

For Dealers and Managers: Of all the positions in the front-end operation of the modern retail automobile dealership, the sales manager’s roll is the most crucial to the success of failure of the dealership.

Here’s the Link to Sign Up Here CLICK HERE: https://ipdagency.com/product/sales-manager-forum-with-jim-ziegler

Without the sale of an automobile nothing else would happen. There would not be any cars to finance or repair. There would not be any customers to follow-up or any paperwork to process. Every job in the dealership, including the dealer, depends on the ability of the sales manager and the efforts of his/her department.

More than ever, the sales manager in a retail automobile dealership has to be a highly trained professional with the ability to control and supervise the entire sales effort. The person in this position must be intelligent and able to think quickly on their feet; a course filled with word tracts, highly effective closes, and things to say to the customer.

In truth, the better sales managers are the coaches who send in the plays to the sales people who are on the front lines. It takes planning and organization as well as discipline to build this unified team.

The Best Sales Manager Training there is … ever was…. and ever will be

Jim Ziegler’s real-world knowledge and experience is the reason this course is superior! The word tracts and real-world examples will teach your Sales Managers how to take control of the selling process and raise profitability.

Here’s the Link to Sign Up Here CLICK HERE https://ipdagency.com/product/sales-manager-forum-with-jim-ziegler

The reason this class is so reasonably priced is because we’re videoing the entire seminar for resale on The Auto Dealer University Platform. Attendees may advertently or inadvertently appear on the video. 1000s of people have paid $1500 to attend this course.

SEATING IS Limited TO 25 ATTENDEES

$795 a student

One-Day December 12th

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Breaks and Lunch Provided

Each Attendee receives a workbook

Numerous Reasonable Hotels in the area Just an Uber Away

Taught Personally by James A. Ziegler, The Alpha Dawg

Here’s the Link to Sign Up Here CLICK HERE!

December 12th, Tampa, Florida at IPD Headquarters, 3104 Cherry Palm Dr Suite 230, Tampa, FL 33619

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AUTO DEALER UNIVERSITY

If YOU need training in every department of your dealership, top level, relevant training, YOU need to call David Villa and get a demo on this incredible package. CALL DAVID VILLA PERSONALLY FOR NO-OBLIGATION DEMO OF THE PROGRAM AT (813) 463-4044. THAT’S HIS PERSONAL NUMBER.

The Dawg and Villa

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AUTO DEALER UNIVERSITY

If YOU need training in every department of your dealership, top level, relevant training, YOU need to call David Villa and get a demo on this incredible package. CALL DAVID VILLA PERSONALLY FOR NO-OBLIGATION DEMO OF THE PROGRAM AT (813) 463-4044. THAT’S HIS PERSONAL NUMBER.

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

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M-ADTQ318-OnthePoint-Ziegler-de-Nysschen-Johan-webWhen young Forrest Gump first met Jenny, sitting side-by-side in the school bus, she asked him, “Are you stupid or something?” To which Forrest replied, “Mama says stupid is as stupid does.” I wonder what Jenny would have said if she had met little Alan Batey on the school bus — or, for that matter, any of the top executives at General Motors who were involved in hiring Johan de Nysschen to head up Cadillac.

Of course, in a bubble of arrogance, supported by an inbred culture, these people think they’re brilliant. It reminds me of the words of Belgian humorist Philippe Geluck: “When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.”

In June, GM finally parted ways with our boy Johan, but only after he singlehandedly destroyed the last remaining shreds of a great brand that was already on the ropes. Cadillac still has a faint heartbeat, but its directors are all standing around its deathbed, holding defibrillator paddles and praying their luxury division won’t flatline.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerToday.

THE INCREDIBLE RESULTS OF DIRECT MAIL MARKETING IN SYNERGY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY MARKETING

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In this powerful video interview, Jim Ziegler, The #AlphaDawg, makes an unscheduled, unscripted, impromptu phone call to his friend, David Villa, at Imperial Press Direct in Tampa.

The problem that started the ball rolling is that so many Car Dealers were asking Jim about Direct Mail Marketing for their dealerships. Some dealers are getting really unbelievable great results with mail, while others are not seeing the benefit. What’s the difference?

Jim says, “Frankly, I have little to no expertise on the subject BUT, I do know somebody that does.”

David’s company specializes in Direct Mail Marketing married to technology and Social Media to give the dealers a total synergistic approach to reaching their customers on multiple channels. David and Jim hopped on a Facebook Live Broadcast with no preparation or pre-discussion of topic. This is totally ad-lib. CALL DAVID AT (813) 463-4044

This broadcast is Golden. There is so much more today than just mail by itself. Listen to Jim and David as they discuss blending layers of technology, email, social media and dealer data into soup to deliver customers to the BDC/CRM.

Imperial Press is the Gold Standard of Direct Mail marketing. Their clients are some of the most successful Dealers and Dealer Groups in our industry.

David is waiting for your phone calls for questions and demos, if you’d like. CALL DAVID AT (813) 463-4044.

Bound to Fail

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They tell us vehicle subscription programs are the next wave of the future — that they are going to round up all those millennials and lead them into dealerships. Volvo, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Hyundai think so, and virtually every other manufacturer is getting set to follow their lead.

But lurking in the background are the usual suspects plotting new ways to disrupt the traditional car sales model.

So let me go on record today — while the hysteria is still fresh — and say subscription services will crash and burn within the next couple of years. Things will start out nicely, with manufacturers throwing crazy amounts of money at these programs. But then, just as they start to gain momentum, the entire mess will come crashing down under its own weight.

Read the whole article here on F&I and Showroom.

Internet Battle Plan XXIV, MOTOWN MAGIC

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Internet Battle Plan XXIV, MOTOWN MAGIC IS CONTRACTED AND SET… We are on at Greektown Hotel and Casino in Detroit, August 7th and 8th! Register now: www.internetbattleplan.com

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Jim and Debbie Ziegler are proud to announce we’re bringing it back to Detroit… August 7th and 8th at the Greektown Hotel and Casino
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THIS IS the most exciting content rich conference in the automotive retailing universe. 20 top industry experts on stage over two days, including Jim Ziegler performing his acclaimed presentation…

“20 Things I’d Change If I Bought Your Dealership”

NEW EXCITING SPEAKERS AND FRESH CONTENT…

It was a painful revelation for the Alpha Dawg when I realized almost every conference was putting the same speakers on stage over and over again.

SO, Debbie and the Dawg are putting some really new exciting people into the mix, as well as returning experts with all new presentations, techniques, technology solutions and and usable content.

NO BREAKOUT SESSIONS OR CIRCUS SIDESHOWS

One session at a time, all in the same big room. Every attendee will see and hear every speaker and get all of the information.

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NO PANEL SESSIONS
NO INANE CONTESTS
NO IRRELEVANT SESSIONS
NO MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS, ONLY CAR BUSINESS TOPICS

REDUCED ADMISSION CALL JIM (352) 775-2174

1000’s of people have attended Internet Battle Plan events for $995 and even $1500 a ticket. We wanted it to be more affordable to everyone.

SO WE REDUCED THE PRICE…. Tickets for this conference, only$695 per person

AND, as always… Dealer Principals and General Managers attend FREE.

JUST CALL JIM AND RESERVE YOUR DEALER/GM VIP PASS. (352) 775 – 2174

This Conference will greatly improve your numbers in all categories.

ACV Auctions Interview

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Jim Ziegler, CSP, HSG, The Alpha Dawg interviews Joe Neiman and Mike Waterman from ACV Auctions about the services and value that ACV Auctions brings to automobile dealers.

20 Things a GM Must Do Every Week

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M-GettyImages-628110734-1A professional juggler once told me that the only way to learn to juggle six balls at the same time is to try to juggle seven. In today’s retail environment, the position of general manager requires specialized expertise and diversity of knowledge. It is not uncommon for a qualified GM to command an annual income north of $500,000 and into the seven digits; they can virtually write their own pay plan.

I know what you’re thinking right now: “What in the hell is Ziegler smoking?” You know plenty of general managers who make good money, but not that kind of money. The truth is that most GMs are not executives. They are glorified general sales managers. Are you among them?

There is a reason some of the large public companies struggle with acquisitions of new dealerships and expansion of their brands: There is a huge shortage of executive general managers who can successfully run a large-volume dealership or dealership group.

Executive GMs understand how to run a complex organization. Sales ability is a minor qualification. They possess finely tuned organizational and productivity skills. They have advertising and marketing acumen. They have learned how to focus and multitask while dealing with unexpected and disruptive issues. It’s an intense position for an intense person who performs well under stress.

After 42 years in the car business as a top-performing salesman, executive manager, consultant and trainer, I have earned my reputation for helping dealers and GMs graduate to the big numbers. I know what it takes because I’ve seen it and done it. I know there are at least 20 things every GM must do every week to earn their title and perform at a high level.

So, for the next minutes, let’s pretend I’m the new GM at your store. Here’s what I would do.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerMonthly.

 

IBP 23 – Teach at the Beach III – a Winter Conference, Feb 12th-13th 2018

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Jim and DebbieJim and Debbie Ziegler are proud to announce we’re bringing it back to the Beach in February… February 12th-13th at the Marriott Suites, Sand Key, in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

NEW BLOOD…
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It was a painful revelation for the Dawg when I realized almost every conference was putting the same speakers on stage over and over again. NOT, that these people aren’t talented and they do have a lot to offer, they’re friends of mine, BUT, how many times do you want to watch the same ole movie over and over again. Some of these conferences are starting to look like the movie “Groundhog Day”. It’s a great movie, but we’ve seen it.

SO, Debbie and the Dawg are putting some really new exciting people into the Mix that you haven’t seen at other conferences, or at least they’re NOT over-exposed.

Internet Battle Plan XXIII (23) is going to be spectacular with a lot of great technology sales and marketing session, internet, website conversion… and the new king of Facebook Ads teaching how to fill the sales funnel until that sucker overflows with qualified buyers. We’ve got phone skills experts, video sales and marketing experts on stage and at the back of the room. The Dawg and some of his friends will absolutely be back with new material you’ve never heard before BUT there are a lot of new fresh faces, concepts, processes and ideas you will be amazed.

NO BREAKOUT SESSIONS
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One session at a time, all in the same big room. Every attendee will see and hear every speaker and get all of the information. You don’t have to choose which session you want to attend and miss another one that was probably better. Did you ever go to a conference that had 20 sessions happening at the same time and you were made the worst possible choice wishing you were in one of the other rooms?

REDUCED ADMISSION
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1000’s of people have attended Internet Battle Plan events for $995 and even $1500 a ticket. We want to over flow the room, so here’s the deal Tickets will be $595 per person to attend and Dealer Principals and General Managers attend FREE.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
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On the first night, February 12th, we’re having an out door cocktail reception (Weather permitting, this is Florida, not Minnesota) with food and bar, and entertainment by The Dawg’s favorite Central Florida local band, “The Band 4Play” Not just music, but these guys will bring fun and energy to the party..

THERE YOU HAVE IT
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New exciting speakers with new high content and profitable ideas, High energy and great venue. (We have a special rate at the hotel) Live Band Cocktail Reception with The Dawg’s favorite band, you’ll get to hear all the speakers and the price is greatly reduced to make it more affordable for your company to pay.

WEBSITES WILL BE UP THIS WEEK FOR ENROLLMENT #AlphaDawg andDebbie Ziegler