In hindsight the biggest mistake I made portraying Santa Claus was this…
In my first 7 years portraying Santa Claus I didn’t gain 7 years of experience… I basically had 1 year of experience 7 times.
Here’s what I mean…
Years, 2-7 were essentially repeats for year one.
I may have heard a few new questions but my portrayal of Santa didn’t really improve. I didn’t create any little vignettes or question set-ups to add fun to my interactions. I didn’t make any significant improvements. I wasn’t better at reading stories. I didn’t create any of my own stories. My sequence of events at parties didn’t improve. My look, performance, Ho Ho Ho… nothing was much better in year 7 than they were in year one.
The year that changed EVERYTHING…
My 8th year I went from a “volunteer” Santa to a “paid” Santa… and I also went from a person just enjoying a little community service oriented pastime, to a man on a mission to become a year-round, high-income producing extraordinary Santa Claus.
Here’s what I discovered…
Santas Sharing with Santas
There is immense wisdom in the Santas across the country and around the world. There are
There are Santas with decades of experience.
There are Santas who are truly expert at storytelling, story-reading, performing community events, beard whitening, working in malls, appearing at home parties and working with children with special needs… and SO MUCH MORE. Santas we can learn so much from!
I even found Santas who experienced at being cast on TV shows and in commercials and movies…
The-Santa-Claus-Conservatory.com is a platform where Santas share what we have learned. A place where the experiences of other Santas are captured and retained so we, and future generations of Santas, can all benefit from them.
Dozens and dozens of Santas have now shared their experiences and they are now forever achieved on many of the videos we have within the Conservatory.
Well over 1,000 Santas and Mrs Claus’ have become members, participated in webinars and watched recorded sessions.
Now, all of us Santas, regardless of income, location, health or work schedule can access this wisdom and improve our performance and portrayal of Santa or Mrs Claus.
We can also learn how to better operate and build our Santa businesses… we can become exponentially better as Santa by not only learning from our own personal experiences but also learning from the experiences other Santas & Mrs Claus’ across the country and even around the world.
It now comes down to us… do we have a commitment to improving in our portrayal of Santa or Mrs Claus?
I have personally committed to “kaizen” in my portrayal of Santa and in many other aspects of my life. Kaizen (改善), is the Japanese word for “continuous improvement “. My first 7 years I gave virtually no thought to improvement… I now I think about it daily.
You can now learn from me and other Santas by accessing 3 excellent sessions at The-Santa-Claus-Conservatory.com ALL for absolutely FREE.
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