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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

Dynamic Road to Sales and Success “Pay-Per-View” Automotive Sales Training Online

Dynamic Road to Sales & Success

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
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Jim Ziegler’s Dynamic Road to Sales and Success “Pay-Per-View” Automotive Sales Training Online.

HERE’S THE BEST PART… IT’S AFFORDABLE. IN A LOW-COST PAY-PER-VIEW FORMAT THAT ANY SALES PERSON CAN EASILY AFFORD.

10 Years Ago I performed an 8 Hour Automotive Sales Training with a Live Audience of More than 300 Managers and Sales Persons. Since then we’ve sold thousands of copies of this video library for $1500, and thousands more at the reduced price of $595.

NOW, for the first time, We have edited it down to the meat, with 100’s of word tracts and closes, processes and negotiating techniques. Slightly less than 5 hours that will change a sales professional’s life immediately.

Completely customer friendly and ethical, pure Ziegler original material.

AND MANAGERS AND DEALERS … YOU CAN BUY ANY TIME VIEWING OF THE VIDEOS FOR YOUR SALES MEETINGS AND TRAINING NEW HIRES FOR ONLY A ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $595.

There has never been this quality of training offered at a price everyone can easily afford. Check it out Click Here–https://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/jimziegler

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Please help my friend

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218026_1999461427895_7745008_nDear Friend in Automotive:

I am writing this letter to appeal to my friends in automotive to HELP my friend Ariel Velazquez.

Ariel is an extremely competent Car Guy with skills in every aspect of our business. Ariel lives in Puerto Rico and his life has been devastated by Hurricane Irma. He is fluent in conversational English and very well educated. PLEASE read his resume and see if there’s a place in your organization to employ him.

He is a family man with high integrity. His sister in law reached out to me and here is her information, she can contact Ariel…..

Here is the message she sent to me…

I am trying to help my brother in law Ariel Velazquez find a job at a car dealership as that is his preference and experience. As you know, Puerto Rico was hit with a hurricane that devastated the island. His family is looking to move to the states due to not knowing when the island will be back to normal. If you know of any possible opportunities please call me at (317) 212-5464 or at (787) 464-6561. His phone number is (787) 632-5171 but the phone service is still down.

Respectfully,

Ana P Mitzelfelt, MBA
Supervisory Accountant/DoS Liaison
Security Cooperation Accounting/
Foreign Military Sales
Defense Finance & Acctg Service
8899 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249
Commercial: (317)212-5464
DSN: 699-5464
Fax: (317)212-1444

Thanks for anything you can offer, Ariel is free to relocate anywhere in the States. YOU are appreciated, Jim Ziegler #AlphaDawg

HERE IS HIS RESUME’

909 Barrio Javillo
Isabela PR, 00662
Phone: (787) 632-5171
E-mail: http:pr.linkedin.com/in/Velazquezariel
www.arielvelazquez.com
ariel@midealervirtual.com
Ariel Velázquez
Objective
Born in an automotive business family that goes for more than forty five years, I have work in every area of the business and have been trained why it the best of the industry, traveling to the NADA from 1997 to today almost every year.
Experience
Industry Relations, Mi Dealer Virtual, Mayaguez PR – 2012-Present
Getting new clients, data analysis for the clients, training and necessity management. Starting with one client, we became the biggest inventory manager for the market and the premier website provider consultant for more than one hundred dealers and trainer for social media sales as industry consultant for sales data and analysis.
Operations Director, Velazquez Auto Group – Isabela PR – 1995-2012
In charge of service and sales departments for the Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Used Car Stores. The family business was sold in a multimillion dollar transaction to another group.
Education
Universidad Adventista de las Antillas- BS Computer Science, 2001

Google Analytics certified, Google Awards, F&I Manager and Sales Manager Certified with James Ziegler and Ziegler Supersystems, Puerto Rico Insurance Agent Certified, Steven Nicolson Service and Parts Manager Certified, Suzuki Junior Technician, Mitsubishi Senior Technician, Hyundai Senior Technician, Skills USA PR, Excel power user, Facebook Business, basic knowledge of all mayor DMS (ADP, ERA, Automate, ADAMS) basic knowledge of all mayor CRM systems (ADP, DealerSocket, Elead One) Fully bilingual (Spanish and English) SDAMCC, Red Cross Volunteer.

James Ziegler –President at Internet Battle Plan – (770) 851-2803

Jow Perez – CEO at Mi Dealer Virtual – (787) 370-6121

Manuel Laureano – Finance Director at Prestige Imports Audi/Lamborghini –
(787) 492-4000, (305) 206-8843

All Things Must Pass

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M-OTP-July-2I once again find myself in a reflective mood. Been doing that a lot lately. People keep telling me the industry is changing, and the disruptors keep taking shots at the dealers and traditional processes.

At heart, I am a car guy. But if the truth be known, I still reminisce about the magical days when I was a celebrity rock jock in the ’60s and ’70s. I wouldn’t have missed those times for anything in the world. In those days, being a disc jockey at a major rock station was the coolest job in the world.

I think this mood crept over me last week when Gregg Allman died. What affected me most was that he was my age, and I knew him and his brother Duane before they were famous. I met the Allmans in 1969. I was a DJ and they were playing at Jacksonville nightclubs, calling themselves “The Second Coming.” As a rock jock, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of the legendary groups of the day. My biggest regret is that I never got to meet the Beatles or even see them perform. I was fortunate enough to have had several lengthy conversations with Elvis.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerMonthly.

Grow or Die – “Teach At the Beach Part 2”

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Internet Battle Plan 22

 

Join the Battle of Jericho

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M-Jericho-1Little Jimmy Ziegler was only 7 years old, but I still remember it vividly, as if it were only yesterday. It was Grace Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Fla. We were performing a reenactment of the biblical story of Joshua at the Battle of Jericho for the entire adult congregation. We were dressed in robes and head dressings made of towels. Our parents thought we were cute and there were a lot of flashbulbs going off in their Kodak Brownie cameras. I was too young to be embarrassed. I remember thinking, “This is so cool!”

Our performance went off without a hitch. We marched around the “city” made out of a packing crate seven times, singing and blowing our plastic horns. “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho … Jericho … Jericho! Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumblin’ down!” After seven times around, we stopped walking, stopped singing, and started yelling. Someone offstage pulled a string and the cardboard walls of Jericho came tumblin’ down.

Smiling as I write these words, I checked YouTube and found a video of a bunch of modern-day children marching around a cardboard city of Jericho. Sixty-three years later, they are still singing that same old song and blowing their plastic horns.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerMonthly.

Don’t Run, We Are Your Friends!

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M-Mars-Attacks2-1Fasten your chin straps and check your seat belts, car people. The ride is about to begin, and there’s no turning back. Every party has to end sooner or later, and we’re overdue. All the signs have been flashing for months, but too many of us ignored them, and now the reckoning has arrived.

It’s sort of like watching the flaming cattle run past in “Mars Attacks!” or hearing the oboe music from “Jaws.” You can tell some scary crap is about to go down.

You can’t say I didn’t warn you. And after 41 years in the retail car business, it seems the industry has finally caught up with me. All the so-called experts, analysts, and other assorted clowns who were wearing party hats and predicting perpetual record sales a year ago have done an abrupt about-face. Now they are marching in the other direction and sounding the alarm.

Have you recently invested in a multigazillion-dollar, state-of-the-ridiculous modern facility? Did you just hear oboe music? News flash: The factory is not going to eat your loss when the shark shows up. You guys and gals have been bullied into investing by your manufacturers, some of whom skipped in and out of bankruptcy with a government handout.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerMonthly.

The Future Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

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M-BTF3-1Excuse the bad English, but sometimes it’s just fun to say the word “ain’t.” It takes me back to my redneck roots, before I became the sophisticated, genteel socialite you know and love today.

In researching this article, I read dozens of blogs and news items talking about the future of our industry. The overwhelming assorted collection of speakers, writers, reporters, and industry hacks are solemnly predicting cataclysmic changes that will soon shake the foundations of our industry as we know it. Your paradigms will come crashing down around your ears, driven by the Millennial Rebellion, and armed with handheld devices.

Well, when it comes to future-casting in the car business, I think you’ll find I have the most impressive track record for accuracy — calling it exactly as it turned out in reality — more than just about any of the other forecasters, futurists, or industry publication editors. In other words, my stuff really happened.

Read the whole article here on AutoDealerMonthly.

Thank you for attending my webinar today

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THANKS FOR ATTENDING TODAY’S WEBINAR
HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE REPLAY IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE IT AGAIN OR SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND

CLICK HERE FOR REPLAY

The DealerOn Webinar with Eliana Raggio today was a huge success…

“Jim Ziegler Lays Out the Pathway to Management in the Car Business”

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Jim and Debbie Ziegler are Bringing it To Chicago in May with two Dynamic Automotive Management Seminars:

May 16th and 17th The Samurai F&I Seminar

May 18th and 19th The Automotive Sales Manager’s Seminar

No Matter What Your Level of Expertise or Experience, These Events Will Greatly Improve Your Numbers. Just starting out, or 15 years in the Box or on the Sales Desk… you’ll learn new closes, word tracts and techniques that are Not taught anywhere else by anybody. For more information

CLICK HERE

… or call Jim Directly for Group Rates, information or Dealer Principal Signups (770) 921 – 4440.

JimZiegler, CSP, HSG is the only Nationally-Recognized Trainer and Consultant that has actually been a Successful Manager in Dealerships. Jim has been awarded the prestigious Dealer’s Choice Diamond Award for Sales and Management Trainer of the Year three times in a row.

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Welcome to Saturation Nation

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It’s a new month and a new attitude in the car business, where sales have noticeably slowed down in recent weeks despite a rising economic tide. I keep trying to tell the industry that the two are not necessarily entwined. The issue here is good, old-fashioned saturation.

You can’t keep on pumping 60 million new and used cars annually into a market that only has about 200 million qualified buyers. About every five years, it catches up with us, and all your customers seem to be driving a new (or newer) car. There are a limited number of new customers coming into the market. It isn’t crashing, not by any means. It’s just adjusting.

Read the rest of my short article here on Auto Dealer Monthly.