Jim Ziegler’s The Shape of Things to Come – 2016 Edition

Jim Ziegler’s The Shape of Things to Come – 2016 Edition

Jim Ziegler shares his thoughts about the future of the auto dealer industry at the annual Brady Ware Dealership Conference. More »

JIM ZIEGLER’S SALES MANAGER FORUM RETURNS!

JIM ZIEGLER’S SALES MANAGER FORUM RETURNS!

YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN RIGHT? ****************** 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, More »

Auto Dealer University

Auto Dealer University

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 More »

The Dawg and Villa

The Dawg and Villa

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 More »

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

When 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.” More »

 

FIGURES LIE WHEN LIARS FIGURE

THE BOGUS APPLICATION OF ATTRIBUTION AND INFLUENCE  I probably speak to more than 100 Car People every week on the phone AND dozens more on the keyboard. What is So Amusing is when Dealer principals and General Managers ask me my opinion of “Attribution” and “Influence”. “Attribution and Influence” are the new age ‘Buzzwords’ of deception some

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

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Jim 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… ******************************* 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.

Please help my friend

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Dear 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

Ziegler Joins Compliance Summit Roster as Keynote Speaker

DALLAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit announced that Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler SuperSystems, will deliver the event’s keynote address. Compliance Summit will be held Sept. 11–12, 2017, at Dallas’ Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, as part of Industry Summit. In his first-ever Compliance Summit appearance, Ziegler will present “The Shape of Things to Come”

Sharpen Your Survival Skills

It was only a few months ago that every expert, analyst, automobile industry pundit and alleged researcher was predicting numbers as high as 20 million new-vehicle sales in 2018. What were these fools smoking? They can’t all live in Denver, can they? The Trump election should have taught the world that you can’t trust polls

All Things Must Pass

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I 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

Sales Rock Stars Still Exist

In an era where manufacturers and hostile vendors are telling dealers to reduce salesperson pay plans, I can name 30 to 40 people off the top of my head who are making more than $40,000 a month selling cars. And they’re doing it in all kinds of markets.These individuals come from all backgrounds, are of

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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Little 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

The New Stooges

If you don’t know who Larry, Curly and Moe were, you might be a millennial. Early in the morning or late at night when I’m scanning through the upper tier of cable channels, I still sometimes come across an old “Three Stooges” short. And I can’t turn away. These guys were masters of slapstick, an