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SatBobS Traveling Santa School appearances 2015

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So here is the updated list of where you will find the SatBobS traveling school and myself peddling my books and other wares.

2015 list of locations:

April 11th & 12th Simi Valley SatBobS school

April 25th - 28th Las Vegas Nationwide Santas event

May 4th & 5th Springfield Mo.SatBobS school

May 9th & 10th Memphis Tn. SatBobS school

May 15th & 16th Nashville SatBobS school

May 23rd & 24th Dallas SatBobS school

May 30th & 31rst Houston Satbobs school

July 24th & 25th Seattle SatBobS school

Remember, it only takes 15 Santas coming together and asking for a class to arrange for me to travel out to you. I have openings in June and August for further classes this year. :)

For information about the school or to pay for your tuition go to SATBOBS.com and look around. Use the PayPal buttons to order your books or class admission.

Yours,

Santa Gordon Bailey

SATBOBS.com

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Santa Marty

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Gordon,

 

I do hope that those who can, do take advantage of your training.  You have always steered me in the right directions, not always by telling me, but by asking me to force myself to do some introspection and answer my own questions & make my own decisions.

 

What works for one Santa may not work for another, what works at one point in your Santa career may not fit in a different time period.

 

You are not a Johnny come lately guy, but a real been there done that Santa who has a gift to share.

 

Thank you for everything you have done for me.

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Santa Gordon

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Your very and most welcome Marty. I am so happy your on the mend! Do what is right, best and of most interest to you my friend. Enjoy your self as you walk your path!

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In this second year of operation (getting the School up and running and on the road) I have been asked repeatedly this year for "more information" about the school. I will now try to answer that question for folks and in the process set up a kind of guideline for my presentation.The school is broken into 3 sections:

1.)The History of the Character we portray and the difference between St Nicholas vrs. Santa (2 very different Characters with vastly different backgrounds)

2.)The business side of being an "Independent Contractor Entertainer" and the related practical considerations in operating a business whether for profit or for Charity.

3.)Practical information on performance and appearance to further break it down I will list the topics of lecture by section, there is some overlap between sections as to topics though.

Section 1:

Be Original (pg.1 bk.1) The Evolution of the Santa Image (pg.7 bk.1) The Export of Santa to Other Countries (pg.145 bk.1) Live Appearances of Santa in America-A timeline (pg.149 bk.1) The Changing Image and Traditions Surrounding Santa Claus as Opposed to St, Nicholas and "Old World Traditions" (pg.153 bk.1) How Traditions of The Old World and New World Applied to Santa Claus (pg.157 bk.1) A new Tradition (pg.21 bk.2)

Section 2:
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Three Methods of Learning (pg.3 bk.1) What separates a "Hobby" Santa from a Professional Santa (pg.27 bk.1) Negotiations and the Business of being Santa (pg.35 bk.1) Pricing your Service (pg.41 bk.1) Outsourced HR/Placement Agencies and How they work (pg.47 bk.1)How your Behavior can affect your continued employment (pg.53 bk.1) Business and the Santa Experience (pg.59 bk.1) Experience Matters (pg.67 bk.1) What can a Santa do the rest of the Year (pg.71 bk.1) Insurance Sources (pg.77 bk.1 reprinted with expanded material pg.61 bk.2) Taxes and You the Santa (pg.89 bk.1/reprinted pg.56 bk.2) A few words about Agents/Agencies (pg.6 bk.2) A sampling of Work opportunities from 2014 (pg.9 bk.2) Santa Schools and Educational opportunities (pg.23 bk.2) Listings for Custom made Santa Suits (pg.32 bk.2) Listings for "Off the Rack" Suits (pg.35 bk.2) Reasons to Cultivate relationships with a "Brick and Mortar" store (pg.38 bk.2) The Myth of the Refundable Deposit (pg.41 bk.2) Credit Card capture devices and a Caution in their use (pg.43 bk.2) How Blogs and your Hobby can Help you Earn Money (pg.48 bk.2) Copyright Material (pg.52 bk.2)

Section 3:

The Performing Santa by Robert Seutter/Santa True (pg.84 bk.2) Wigs and Beards by Marianne F. Coleman (pg.64 bk.2) Hair Bleaching advice by Barbara Tompkins (pg.80 bk.2) Santa Suit construction and Care by Krissi Peters (pg.81 bk.2) A Topic that No One Wants to Approach (pg.21 bk.1) Ethics-What are they and How They Apply to the Santa World (pg.81 bk.1) The Checklist (pg.97 bk.1) Magic and Santa (pg.103 bk.1) Profitable activities for Mrs. Claus and Elves (pg.109 bk.1) Make up and Santa Image Enhancement (pg.115 bk.1) What Can a Santa say to Children (pg.119 bk.1) Storytelling By Santa-An Introduction (pg.125 bk.1)

I hope this helps answer some of the questions of what the SatBobS traveling Santa school is "about".

Yours,

Santa Gordon Bailey
satbobs.com

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Santa Marty

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Enjoy yourself & travel safely my friend.

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I know these dates are all past at this point but really if you want Santa training from a practical perspective you can not go wrong attending one of Gordon's Schools.  

In your career, try to do one sizable improvement in your appearance performance each year to better your abilities.  This would be a better investment than a new buckle, or some bells, I assure you.

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