City Captain Training Chat – 3/27/2021

ELF MERRYSUGERMake sure your ready for training today
ELF Jingle PawsSo this is where the City Captain training is happening today
ELF Jingle Bellsyes
ELF Jingle PawsOk
Elf Sandy ClausHi Everyone…Elf Max should be joining us soon…
Elf Sandy ClausHe will be conducting the training
ELF MERRYSUGERok did u get my recommendation sandy
Elf Sandy ClausI more than likely did. I’m buried in messages. I’ve been out most of the week due to a family emergency
ELF Jingle PawsOk thank you
Elf SnowBerryhello everyone
Elf Sandy ClausSo I have a lot of catch up work to do
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanEvening everyone 😀
Elf Sandy ClausWhat time is it there in the Netherlands?
ELF MERRYSUGERi have looked at a few of the application so dont worry sandy take your time
ELF Jingle PawsGood evening
Elf Sandy ClausProbably the same time as in the UK!
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanAlmost 10 PM LOL
ELF Jingle PawsNo
ELF MERRYSUGERshe is 1 hour ahead
ELF Jingle PawsWe an hour behind the Netherlands
Elf Sandy ClausIt has to be late there
ELF Jingle Paws9pm here
Elf MaxHi everyone!
Elf SnowBerryHi Elf Max
Elf MaxI’m surprised at how many are here…it’s only March!
Elf MaxYou are some GREAT elves!
Elf SnowBerrygotta be on top of the game lol!
Elf Sandy ClausYes!
Elf MaxShall we get started?
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanJust eager to learn LOL
ELF Jingle PawsYes please
Elf MaxThank you all for being here. This is the first time we’ve done this
Elf MaxSo forgive me if I’m a little unorganized
ELF Jingle PawsIt’s fine
Elf MaxWe’re going to be taking on a lot of new city captains this year
Elf SnowBerryno worries
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanThose are the best meetings 😉
Elf MaxSo we’re going to be doing this training a lot this year
Elf MaxWe have been getting so many questions
Elf MaxSo we thought it best to just jump in early
Elf MaxAnd have this conversation
Elf MaxAnd let you ask questions as we go along
Elf MaxThe first thing I want to tell you is, RELAX
Elf MaxWe have plenty of time for City Captain work
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanOh good, I’d love too hahaha
Elf MaxBeing a city captain is all about representing the North Pole locally
Elf MaxThat takes some figuring out
Elf MaxBut honestly as I have heard Elf Ernest and Santa talk about this
Elf MaxYou’re not going to be doing much beyond planning between now and Christmas in July
Elf Maxplanning, planning, planning
ELF Jingle PawsChristmas in July?
Elf MaxBetween now and Christmas in July you will have time to determine how you’re going to approach other elves in your city
Elf MaxBecause come December it will be all about the elves near you that you can find
Elf MaxSo step one of any City Captain is to find more elves where you are
Elf MaxRight now, being March, there might not be a lot of interest in elf work
Elf MaxBut come October-November-December there will be a lot of interest
Elf MaxSo until that time you are going to come up with a plan
Elf MaxOne that works for you, and one that works for where you live
Elf MaxYou have resources available to you
Elf MaxYou can set up your own group here on [link src=””], for example
Elf MaxYou can recruit locally through schools, clubs — even just talking to your friends
Elf MaxAs your friends and family and people you know join the site you can direct them to your group
Elf MaxAnd help them to recruit more elves
Elf MaxDoes it matter how many you recruit?
Elf MaxNo…it could be just one or two
Elf MaxOr dozens.
Elf MaxYou do not have a quota or a goal
Elf MaxI think more people make it more fun
Elf MaxBut nobody needs the pressure of a goal
Elf MaxYou do what you can do
Elf MaxAt some point, I would say around October, you will want to reach out to your elf supervisor
Elf MaxDo you know who your elf supervisor is?
Elf SnowBerryyep, I do
ELF Jingle PawsNo
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanI know a lot of people but none of them live in my region LOL
Elf MaxSnowberry, where are you again?
Elf SnowBerryWest Virgina, In the US
Elf MaxWell, Europe is Sector 3 — so your supervisor is Elf Rolf
Elf MaxSnowberry, you are in Sector 5 — your elf supervisor is Elf Pinky
ELF Jingle PawsElf Rolf got it
Elf Max[link src=””]
Elf SnowBerryElf Pinky is really cool
Elf MaxNone of the Elf Supervisors are on much right now…they are working on getting their new headquarters set up
Elf MaxBut they will be more active in the months ahead
Elf MaxAs city captain, you will want to talk privately with them
Elf Maxor maybe they might have a chat of their own for city captains in their sector
Elf MaxBut all of them will know what the plan is for tracking Santa in their sector
Elf MaxAnd they will lean on you as a city captain to rally the elves in your city
Elf MaxBy December each sector should have a plan and each of you as city captains should know it
Elf MaxDepending upon how many elves there are in your city, and depending upon your schedule, as the days get closer to Christmas you will want to have a plan for your city
Elf MaxWe think it will get pretty busy here on the site in December
Elf MaxWe think there will be a lot of new elves with tons of questions
Elf SnowBerryyeah probably
Elf MaxWe are hoping that you as City Captain will join in the effort to help all the new elves
Elf MaxEspecially those from your area
Elf MaxIt happens every year in our effort to get elves…people join late because they don’t think about it until it is closer to Christmas
Elf MaxOk, let me stop there and see if you have questions you want to ask
Elf MaxWhat are the things you want to know?
ELF Jingle PawsYeah im struggling to find people they all look at me weird.  I don’t think they believe in Santa
Elf SnowBerryif you make a plan for your city do you tell your Elf Supervisor?
Elf Sandy ClausMax, I’m going to be a City Captain this year too. What will happen if I get super busy at Christmas and can’t do it?
Elf MaxOk, good questions. First, finding people is hard, Jingle Paws. But it gets easier as Christmas gets closer
Elf MaxIsn’t*t funny how people start to believe once all the trees go up?
ELF MERRYSUGERyes your right max
Elf MaxAs for your plan, it is always a good idea to discuss it with your Elf supervisor and with other elves you trust
ELF Jingle PawsTrue what if I found someone in England but not in my area?
Elf MaxGet ideas from people
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanI know a lot of people online but none of them are from my region. But I’m still planning on asking them. As the more the merrier right 😀
Elf MaxAnd Sandy Claus — GOOD FOR YOU! But…don’t worry about how busy you are at Christmas. If you can’t do it, you can’t do it. Don’t be afraid to ask other elves for help
Elf MaxHere’s something for you all to think about:
Elf MaxSince we redesigned the home page of the site and made it so that elves could sign up as freelance elves or North Pole elves we have noticed something
Elf MaxWe are getting about twice as many who sign up as Freelance Elves…and we think that will grow
Elf MaxThat means they do not login when they come to the site
Elf MaxThey can read tracker news
Elf MaxBut they do not get to know other elves, read the training or even visit the chat
Elf MaxThey have NO DIRECTION
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanBut they miss out on the good stuff. That’s sad actually.
Elf MaxSo we know we’re only going to get a fraction of new elves to actually come here and login
Elf MaxI think you’re right, it’s a little sad. But it’s their choice
ELF Jingle PawsThat’s sad
Elf MaxA lot of people, especially parents with younger kids, don’t feel safe online
Elf MaxThat’s why we don’t see as many log in
Elf MaxWe understand
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanFree will is very important, but why join then?
Elf MaxBut that just means we need to work harder to get the news out
Elf SnowBerryyeah that makes sense, hopefully they can fully join when theyre older
ELF Jingle PawsUnderstandable really
Elf MaxAs City Captains you will have the means to get news out to them through ME
Elf MaxIf you feel we can reach more elves for your city through the general news I’ll be glad to help post it
Elf MaxThat’s your job as a City Captain — to use the tools you have to manage your city
Elf MaxAnd I’m a tool –  you are MY customer
Elf MaxSanta purposely does not tell you a lot of what to do in being a City Captain
Elf MaxBecause he wants you to be creative
Elf MaxAnd to use the site
Elf MaxAnd to use me and Elf Sandy and Elf Merrysuger and your Elf Supervisor to get things done
Elf Sandy ClausCan a City Captain have an assistant?
Elf MaxSure, why not?
Elf MaxA City Captain calls the shots for the city
Elf SnowBerryI feel like the ruler of my city lol
Elf MaxThey can have assistants, co-captains, etc
Elf MaxYou are the ELF ruler of your city!
Elf MaxJust be humble about it!
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanElf Merrysuger has helped me a lot 😀
Elf MaxAnd just have fun with it!
ELF MERRYSUGERSo max if you dont know someone in that city can u get someone from near by you know
ELF Jingle Bellsi have 5 assitents!
Elf MaxElf Merrysuger is one knowledgeable elf
ELF Jingle Paws‘@Elf Cinnamon Scarlet Jellybean: and me too Merrysuger is great
ELF Jingle Bellssorry idk how to spell very well
Elf MaxWow, Jingle Bells!
Elf MaxThat’s awesome
ELF Jingle Bells2 of them are dogs 3 are humans lol
Elf MaxI know that Santa is thinking of a tracker elf conference during Christmas in July
Elf MaxAnd we might want to have a special session just for City Captains
ELF Jingle Bellsreally YAY!
Elf MaxIf that is something that would interest you elves
ELF Jingle PawsWhat is Christmas in July?
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanThat sounds good!
Elf MaxAny other questions?
Elf MaxChristmas in July is a celebration
Elf MaxWe more or less celebrate the halfway mark to Christmas by doing various things
ELF Jingle PawsRight?
ELF MERRYSUGERSo max if you dont know someone in that city can u get someone from near by you know can u do that
ELF Jingle PawsOhhh
Elf MaxYou’ll see more information about that coming out soon
ELF Jingle Bellsits where santa announces how many elfs he wants and its the halfway mark to christmas
Elf MaxYes, Merrysuger, you can do that
Elf MaxI don’t think we operate by strict city limits
Elf MaxAny other questions?
Elf Sandy ClausMax, we will be putting this information into some kind of guide
ELF Jingle Bells@elf sandy claus Plzzz accept me into the sector 5 elves group
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet Jellybeanthat’s good news hehe
ELF Jingle PawsOh good I know 1 or 2 people outside my area but still in England that I could ask
Elf MaxYes, we’re working on that
ELF Jingle Bellsplzz accept me into the sector 5 elves group
Elf Sandy ClausI don’t control the Sector 5 Group — Elf Pinky does
Elf Sandy ClausShe’ll be updating it soon
ELF Jingle BellsWhoops sorry
Elf MaxYes, the Elf Supervisors are kind of getting some training of their own right now
Elf Sandy ClausOh, no worries
ELF Jingle Bellsgot the elves mixed up i thought you were the one lol
Elf MaxYou’ll see them active here very soon
ELF MERRYSUGERi can deal with group for the meantime
ELF Jingle Bellsi just got accepted
Elf Sandy ClausA lot of people mix me and Pinky!
Elf MaxThanks, Merrysuger
ELF Jingle BellsLol Sorry
Elf MaxOk everyone, that’s all I’ve got for today!
Elf MaxThank you all for being here
Elf Sandy ClausThanks, Max! Good job!
ELF Jingle Bellsoh ok bye
Elf MaxBye everyone!
ELF MERRYSUGERmax can u make a sector 3 group for me till rolf is on plz
ELF Jingle PawsBye Max have a good evening
Elf MaxThey have all asked me to wait, Merrysuger. But they will be here soon
Elf Cinnamon Scarlet JellybeanThank you Max, this was fun.
ELF Jingle Bellsyes it was fun!
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