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Doing Well as a Santa Claus Portrayal Artist

DOING WELL FINANCIALLY AS SANTA… Of course, we all want to ‘do good’ and, many of us also want to ‘do well’ as Santa… That is we would like to earn an income doing this work we love doing.

In this session, you’ll learn how a variety of Santas have increased their income… some VERY dramatically. 

You’ll learn how Santas across the country have increased their income, and in several cases done it while decreasing their workload.

You’ll learn how to be worth the “upper end” of the pay scale in your area, and how to get the top rates.

You’ll learn about ‘other’ sources of revenue for Santas… things like being a Brand Ambassador, doing commercial photography work and how to structure your compensation, doing videos & video chats… and a lot more.

ON-DEMAND – https://the-santa-claus-conservatory.com/doing-well-charlie-jordan/

Doing GOOD as Santa – Free Webinar

For many of us “being” Santa Claus is, of course, about much more than the money, it’s about ‘doing good’.

Doing good takes many forms… hospital, hospice & Make-A-Wish visits, visits with those with various developmental differences, providing complimentary visits for disadvantaged folks, people in hardship… sometimes even being Santa to raise money for other worthy causes.

In this unique session, you will learn from 3 extraordinary individuals, John Scheuch, Mark Ramsey, Dutch Schrap.

John is the president of Santa America and he’ll share some of his experiences with children in hospice care, children with autism & grief. Mark & Dutch both have their own foundations that do amazing work.

“ON-DEMAND” HERE: https://the-santa-claus-conservatory.com/doing-good-as-santa/

Booking Agents for Santa Claus: How to Attract the Best & Avoid the Worst

We professional Santas love ‘BEING’ Santa… but doing ‘the business’, the marketing and paperwork…  well, that may be best left to the elves… or booking agents.

In this session, you will learn exactly how you can work with the best ‘Santa booking agents’ for local, national, and International bookings.

Our special guest for this session, MITCH ALLEN, yes, Mitch Allen the founder of ‘Hire Santa’… the guy who you probably saw on Shark Tank last year… and if you missed it, (Spoiler Alert) YES, he did Hire Santa Shark Tank get a deal.

As the founder and head of ‘Hire Santa’ Mitch helps place hundreds of Santas both nationally & internationally.

Hire Santa’s clients include:
Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Bloomingdale’s, Bass Pro Shops, Simon Properties, Hotel Intercontinental, MetroPCS and many, many, others.

How about being Santa internationally, or on a Cruise Ship? 

Internationally Hire Santa’s clients include:
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Hilton Hotels
Grand Velas Resorts

Do you prefer doing Home & Company parties close to home?

 Hire Santa places Santas in hundreds of home & company parties across the country.

Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community event organizers across the country turn to ‘Hire Santa’ when looking for a professional Santa for their events.

Even TV show & movie casting directors have used Hire Santa.

Of course, all of this uniquely qualifies Mitch to talk on this important subject of working with Santa Claus booking agents.

If you’ve been a paid professional Santa for any time at all you have likely heard Santa/Agent ‘horror stories’ ranging from slow or no pay, to poor communications, to Santas even being asked to lie or misrepresent their experience… and worse.  (The levels & tactics some agents stoop to under the guise of, ‘it’s just business’, are repugnant and appalling.)

During this session, you will learn exactly what agents look for in the Santas they work with.

You’ll learn what you can expect from agents… and what the agent will expect from you.

Most importantly you will learn what you should look for in an agent. 

You learn what you can do and how you can help agents ‘sell you’ for the best, most discerning clients so you can be considered for and land the high-profile jobs.

In addition to Mitch sharing his experience as a booking agent and providing us with practical tips & ‘to-do’s’, Mitch also answers questions from Santas.

ACCESS THIS SESSION “ON-DEMAND” 24/7/365 at https://the-santa-claus-conservatory.com/booking-agents-mitch-allen/

Online Santa Claus Training – On-Demand

Learn from Santas across the country… while in your home or car.

Look at these topics and the amazing Santas, Mrs. Clauses and other experts who share their knowledge & experience:

  1. Storytelling as Santa Claus with Santa Steve Gillham, Santa Glenn Heald and Santa True (AKA Robert Seutter)
  2. Being Santa for Children with Special Needs with Santa Patrick de Haan, Debra Rickey, Melanie Martin, Santa Kevin Haislip
  3. Storytelling as Santa – Coal Story with Santa Ed Taylor
  4. 101 Questions & Answers for Santa – Santa Joe Pridgen
  5. 7 Ways to Add Thousands to Your Income this Santa Season with Santa Ed Taylor
  6. Beard & Hair Bleaching – Santa’s Helping Santa’s with Eric Schmitt-Matzen (Santa Schmatz)
  7. Simple Sign Language for Santa & Mrs. Claus with Mrs. Claus Kat Imhausen
  8. Becoming a ‘Brand Ambassador’ with Randy Cook & Using ‘SWOT’ to Improve Your Santa Business with Derek Dugan 
  9. Storytelling & Upping Your Santa Game Michael Wubker
  10. Becoming an ‘Ambassador of Christmas Cheer’ with Santas Glen Bailey & Ron Campbell along with Mrs. Claus Kathy Perrone
  11. Being a “Christmas in July” Santa Claus with Santa Robert Tatangelo and Santa Hall of Fame member, Santa Cliff Snider
  12. How to Get the Most Out of GigSalad SPECIAL GUEST- Megan Price Director of Customer Experience for GigSalad
  13. The “Santa & Mrs. Claus 2018 Season Debrief” session with many Santas
  14. Pre-Season Prep for Santa & Mrs. Claus
  15. Adult Only Parties with Santa Walt Kaiser
  16. A Potpourri of Santa & Mrs. Claus Info & Tips with many Santas & Mrs. Clauses
  17. American Sign Language (ASL) Booklet created by Santa Thomas McDonald Santa’s ASL Signs 30
  18. On-Camera with Michelle McCarty-Jessica Kringle
  19. Maximize Your Income & Impact the presentation Santa Ed used at International Santa Celebration 2018 in Denver 
  20. Being Mrs. Claus with Nora-Penny Kovach, Cathy Berry & Lori Taylor
  21. Mistakes Santa’s Make Session with many Santas sharing
  22. Working with Photo Studios as Santa Claus with “Santa for Honolulu” Santa Marty, Santa Patrick Faulds (SC Santa) and Santa Claus Cliff Snider
  23. Santa Season 2016 Debrief with many Santas sharing
  24. Taxes & Santa with Santa Steve Eastis 
  25. 18 Tips to Make This Your Best Year Ever with Santa Ed Taylor
  26. 9 Tips to Earn More Money & Have More Fun as Santa with Santa Ed Taylor
  27. Parades, Tree Lightings & Getting on Local TV
  28. Social Marketing & More with Mark Ramsey
  29. 9 Do’s & Don’ts for Santa & Mrs. Claus 
  30. Being a Mall Santa with Kristi Cooper of WorldWide Photography
  31. Being a Mall Santa: Soup to Nuts with Gordon Bailey
  32. 7 Ways to Increase Your Income by Thousands of $ This Santa Season
  33. 18 Common, Costly & Embarrassing Mistakes Made by Pro Santas & Mrs. Claus’
  34. The amazing “Santa Season Debrief” sessions conducted in January 2017 & 2018

PLUS THESE 9 “CORE” SESSIONS

  1. How to Set Up Your Santa Business to Maximize Your Fun & Income
  2. How to Market Your Santa Business for Maximum Fun & Income
  3. Home Visits- How to Book More & Perform Better
  4. How to Become an Extraordinary Santa Claus
  5. How to Use Video Chats to Boost Income & Have Fun from Home
  6. How to Book & Perform Corporate Visits
  7. How to Get on TV for Fun and Profits
  8. How to Develop Other Revenue Sources as Santa Claus
  9. How to Book & Perform Community Events

43 unique sessions… 60+ hours of practical training… dozens of Santas & Mrs.Claus’s sharing

All available “ON-DEMAND” 24/7 for 365 days.

Watch as much or as little as you want at each sitting, stop and re-watch to take better notes and fully understand what is being presented.

In addition to the training, you receive a “Certificate of Completion” once you complete the 9 Core Curriculum sessions. You also receive a web Badge for your website and/or social media.

You get access to many additional resources, including a Word doc of my “Engagement Agreement” with a generic header so you can simply add your personal information and be ‘good to go’.

You receive access to samples of marketing materials other Santas have used… 

REGISTER NOW and you also receive access to our “Run-Up To Santa Season” Bonus Web Sessions. These live “Round Table” discussions will be held in July, August, September & October and are exclusively available to our Gold & Platinum members.




Your investment? $247   That’s correct, ONLY $247… less than $5.75 per session.

AND… you receive a 60-Day No-Questions-Asked 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!!!

Hundreds of Santas have reported higher earnings as a result of attending these sessions, many have reported doubling and some even tripling their incomes.

Nearly all of the Santas & Mrs. Claus’s who have attended these sessions have also reported an increase in confidence.

In my first 7 years as a volunteer Santa, I was good, people invited me back year after year and gave me wonderful reviews… but when I became a paid Santa, especially when I decided to be a paid Santa in one of the most competitive and critical entertainment meccas in the world, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and West Los Angeles… I decided to become EXTRAORDINARY in my personal portrayal of Santa Claus… and The Santa Claus Conservatory is a reflection of that pursuit of the extraordinary.

Join me, become a Gold Member now, you have nothing to lose and you just might have more fun, produce a greater impact and significantly increase your income this season…




Also, if you prefer to pay $50 per month for 5 months I would be more than happy to set that up for you. Simply email me requesting the Gold Member Payment plan.

$27 – Over 15 Hours of Top Notch Online Santa Training

You might think that for $27 all you would get is “entry level” Santa training. Nope!

You will actually get to experience how a pro-Santa does a home visit, step by step including the stories he tells.

You will learn how seasoned veteran Santas book & perform Christmas in July events.

You will learn how to maximize your private bookings with GigSalad.

You will learn how to become a “Brand Ambassador” from Santas who have done it.

Here’s the entire list… over 15 hours of top-notch Santa Claus training sessions that you can watch anytime 24/7 365 for the next 12 months. You can watch them from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

  1. Being a “Christmas in July” Santa Claus with IBRBS “Santa’s Heart” Award recipient Santa Robert Tatangelo from Southern CA and Santa Hall of Fame Santa, Santa Cliff Snider
  2. Storytelling & Upping Your Santa Game Michael Wubker
  3. Get the Most from GigSalad with Megan Price the Director of Customer Experience with GigSalad
  4. Becoming a ‘Brand Ambassador’ with Randy Cook & Using ‘SWOT’to Improve Your Santa Business with Derek Dugan
  5. 18 Tips to Make This Your Best Santa Season EVER!
  6. The “Santa & Mrs. Claus 2018 Season Debrief” session
  7. 9 Do’s & Dont’s for Santa & Mrs Claus 2017
  8. Being a Mall Santa with Kristi Cooper of WorldWide Photography
  9. Storytelling as Santa – The Coal Story with Ed Taylor
  10. Storytelling Session 08-03-17
  11. 18 Common, Costly & Embarrassing Mistakes Made by Pro Santas & Mrs. Clauses
  12. 2017 Santa & Mrs. Claus Debrief Session

AND…
You can download my “Engagement Agreement” as a Word doc.
The Engagement Agreement Header & access a List of Resources

ALL for only $27.




I’m so confident that you will receive MORE than your money’s worth I’m giving you a 60-DAY, no-questions-asked, 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

Become an Ambassador of Christmas Cheer

FREE WEBINAR – “On-Demand”

We all know that people, both young and old, LOVE Santa Claus all year around. Well, groups of Santa & Mrs. Clauses across the country have discovered a fun way to share Christmas Cheer throughout the year.

During this session, you will learn how to join, or form, an “Ambassadors of Christmas Cheer” ukulele group… and don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to play.

During this session Santas Glen Bailey & Ron Campbell along with Mrs. Claus Kathy Perrone explain everything you need to know to become an ‘Ambassador of Cheer’.

The session is now available “on-demand”… log in and go to your “Hub Page” (including FREE Members until 7-15-19)

Being a ‘Christmas in July’ Santa – FREE Webinar

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 we hosted a live webinar on the topic of portraying Santa for Christmas in July events.

The IBRBS “Santa’s Heart” Award recipient Santa Robert Tatangelo from Southern CA and Santa Hall of Fame Santa, Santa Cliff Snider shared some of their varied Santa in July experiences including a Christmas in July festival, Christmas in July photo sessions and throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game.

In addition to Robert & Cliff sharing their experiences, I shared mine as did many other Santas from across the country.

This FREE training session is exclusively for members (including free members) of The Santa Claus Conservatory.

If you are already one of our more the 2,500 members simply log in and you will see the “On-Demand” link on your Hub Page.

If you are not currently a member you can become a member for FREE in less than 3 minutes. Simply click the green “Become a FREE Member” form on the right side of the website, then create your User Name & Password and login. You’ll see the registration link on your Hub Page (you can also access the other sessions available to FREE Members).

The “On-Demand” session is available to all members including FREE Members until May 31st. Beginning June 1st access will be limited to those with Bronze or higher membership.

If you are currently a member of any level simply click the “MEMBERS CLICK HERE” box on the top left of this page to login & register if you are not yet a member complete the short form on the top right & click the JOIN FREE button.

Santa Claus Beard Grooming Demonstration

A lot of old guys have white beards… I’m one.

My beard can make me look a lot of ways, like an old biker, or old hippie, or a mountain man… but my favorite look, BY FAR, is looking like Santa Claus.

Here’s the best part, as you will see in this video my beard can go from looking VERY scraggly to looking like a Santa Claus perfect beard in less than 5-minutes.

I initially conducted this Santa Claus beard grooming demonstration on how to make your white beard look like a Santa Claus perfect beard on a Facebook ‘live’ session. If you are a Santa or Mrs. Claus portrayal artist you can join this private group here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSantaClausConservatory/

This is the video…

As you can see grooming your beard to look like Santa Claus is quick & easy.

Become a Silver, Gold or Platinum member of The Santa Claus Conservatory to learn many more tips to become an EVEN MORE extraordinary Santa Claus portrayal artist.

 

 

 

 

Where are you in the ‘Santa arc’?

There is an arc to most things in life. A beginning, a middle and an end. This is especially true of careers, even retirement careers like portraying Santa Claus.

Of course, there are many things that can start us on our way down the backside with physical things like health being near the top of the list for us Santas… but there is also a psychological arc. Enthusiasm can wane.

I’ve heard many Santas say things like ‘it’s just not as much fun as it used to be’, or ‘it’s harder now than it was’. Many Santas have privately shared with me that they’re disenchanted with the wages they are making… especially given their hours and working conditions.

Finding ways to keep the magic alive for us Santas is a very real thing… keeping the twinkle in our eye, the spring in our step and the enthusiasm in everything we do is essential if we want to stay at the top of the arc psychologically. It also adds SO MUCH MORE FUN to your portrayal.

Listen to and be inspired by the experiences of hundreds of other Santas.

Santa’s from across the country and around the world who have done things you may have never even thought of, Santas who are sharing their experiences and their tips so you can easily do what they have done… perhaps more than anything that’s what The Santa Claus Conservatory excels at.

Each Gold & Platinum member learns from a diverse group of Santas. You get re-inspired, re-invigorated and you learn how to implement new things that keep you enthused about this calling that we all love so much.

Many Santas & Mrs. Claus have reported very significant increases in income as a result of what they have learned as a result of their Gold & Platinum membership.

Many have also said they’re now doing new things, like working with photo studios, or getting on TV, or telling stories in new better ways…that is adding a lot more fun to their Santa portrayal.

If you’re a new Santa, or if your experiences as Santa have been fairly limited… say you’ve been portraying Santa for 12 years in a mall, or retailer… or you’ve never been a mall Santa, or if all of your experiences have been in the US…. you get the idea…  there are many, many, ways we can “BE” Santa and many ‘other things’ that we can do to have more fun and to add fresh experiences to our portrayal.

By adding some variety, new skills, fresh ideas into your portrayal you can stay at the top of the arc longer… at least from a psychological perspective.

LAST CHANCE to attend the 9 “Core Sessions” live this year.

Session 1 is Wednesday, May 1st. Sessions 2 & 3 are May 8th &15. The remaining sessions are the first 3 Wednesdays in June & July.

Learn more & register here: https://the-santa-claus-conservatory.com/

What’s included in GOLD Membership in The-Santa-Claus-Conservatory.com?

9 CORE CURRICULUM CLASSES (versions of these sessions were presented at least once each year since 2015. You receive access to all 54+ sessions)

  1. CLASS 1-  How to Set Up Your Santa Business to Maximize Your Fun & Income
  2. CLASS 2-  How to Market Your Santa Business for Maximum Fun & Income
  3. CLASS 3-  Home Visits- How to Book More & Perform Better
  4. CLASS 4-  How to Become an Extraordinary Santa Claus
  5. CLASS 5-  How to Use Video Chats to Boost Income & Have Fun from Home
  6. CLASS 6-  How to Book & Perform Corporate Visits
  7. CLASS 7-  How to Get on TV for Fun and Profits
  8. CLASS 8-  How to Develop Other Revenue Sources as Santa Claus
  9. CLASS 9-  How to Book & Perform Community Events

32 ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

  1. Storytelling as Santa Claus with Santa Steve Gillham, Santa Glenn Heald and Santa True (AKA Robert Seutter)
  2. Being Santa for Children with Special Needs with Santa Patrick de Haan, Debra Rickey, Melanie Martin, Santa Kevin Haislip
  3. Storytelling as Santa – Coal Story with Santa Ed Taylor
  4. 101 Questions & Answers for Santa – Santa Joe Pridgen
  5. 7 Ways to Add Thousands to Your Income this Santa Season with Santa Ed Taylor
  6. Beard & Hair Bleaching – Santa’s Helping Santa’s with Eric Schmitt-Matzen (Santa Schmatz)
  7. Simple Sign Language for Santa & Mrs. Claus with Mrs. Claus Kat Imhausen
  8. An Example of Storytelling at a Home Party & Upping Your Santa Game with Santa Michael Wubker
  9. How to Get the Most Out of GigSalad SPECIAL GUEST- Megan Price Director of Customer Experience for GigSalad
  10. Becoming a ‘Brand Ambassador’ with Randy Cook & Using ‘SWOT’to Improve Your Santa Business with Derek Dugan
  11. The “Santa & Mrs. Claus 2018 Season Debrief” session
  12. Pre-Season Prep for Santa & Mrs. Claus
  13. Adult Only Parties with Santa Walt Kaiser
  14. A Potpourri of Santa & Mrs. Claus Info & Tips recorded 09-20-18 with 73 Santas & Mrs. Clauses in attendance
  15. American Sign Language (ASL) Booklet created by Santa Thomas McDonald Santa’s ASL Signs 30
  16. On-Camera with Michelle McCarty-Jessica Kringle
  17. Maximize Your Income & Impact the presentation Santa Ed used at International Santa Celebration 2018 in Denver
  18. Being Mrs. Claus with Nora-Penny Kovach, Cathy Berry & Lori Taylor
  19. Mistakes Santa’s Make Session with many Santas sharing
  20. Working with Photo Studios as Santa Claus with “Santa for Honolulu” Santa Marty, Santa Patrick Faulds (SC Santa) and Santa Claus Cliff Snider
  21. Santa Season 2016 Debrief with many Santas sharing
  22. Taxes & Santa with Santa Steve Eastis
  23. 18 Tips to Make This Your Best Year Ever with Santa Ed Taylor
  24. 9 Tips to Earn More Money & Have More Fun as Santa with Santa Ed Taylor
  25. Parades, Tree Lightings & Getting on Local TV
  26. Social Marketing & More with Mark Ramsey
  27. 9 Do’s & Don’ts for Santa & Mrs. Claus
  28. Being a Mall Santa with Kristi Cooper of WorldWide Photography
  29. Being a Mall Santa: Soup to Nuts with Gordon Bailey
  30. 7 Ways to Increase Your Income by Thousands of $ This Santa Season
  31. 18 Common, Costly & Embarrassing Mistakes Made by Pro Santas & Mrs. Claus’
  32. The amazing “Santa Season Debrief” sessions conducted in January 2017 & 2018

AND…
Unlimited 24/7 access to more than 130 hours of up-to-date instruction for 12 months, a beautiful “Certificate of Completion”, a Web Badge to display on your website, gig sites, social media, etc. and
Personal 1-on-1 mentoring/coaching for the remainder of your Gold or Platinum membership.
ALL FOR ONLY $247

Learn more, register and see my appearance on the FOX BUSINESS Network- CLICK HERE

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