Numbers Matter

Elf FlipNumbers Matter – presented by Elf Flip Beanz 17 July 2021

The North Pole uses numbers of all types to measure and keep track of things. In this presentation we learn what some of those numbers are and why they are important.


  • One important number is found in the points generated on
  • Any big number becomes easy to understand when you break it down
  • The 200 million tracker elf recruitment goal breaks down to just one recruit per elf per month
  • Santa counts stockings
  • There are a variety of numbers kept about the reindeer
  • The numbers associated with the reindeer are kept on cards, kind of like trading cards
  • Santa is a scientist. That is why he uses numbers
  • 95% of all people are believers the week before Christmas

Chat Transcript:

Elf Flip BeanzHi all. Thank you for being here.
Elf Flip BeanzSanta just gave us a new recruiting goal for this year and you all know what it is. It is a number.
Elf Flip BeanzBecause Santa gave us a number I have a job. My job is to tell you how we’re doing to that goal. Numbers are very important.
Elf Flip BeanzWe use a lot of numbers here to keep track of stuff. The number of elves doesn’t even scratch the surface of the numbers we track.
Elf Flip BeanzThink about it.
Elf Flip BeanzSanta has to give a gift or two to every child. There’s a number to that
Elf Flip BeanzHe needs to fit those gifts in a bag. There’s a number to that.
Elf Flip BeanzHe needs to fit that bag onto a sleigh. There’s a number to that.
Elf Flip BeanzThat sleigh needs to go so fast and hold up against all kinds of weather and other conditions. There’s a number to all that.
Elf Flip BeanzHe needs so many elves, in so many departments, and so many reindeer and so many support sleighs — these are all numbers.
Elf Flip BeanzThat’s what I do.
Elf Flip BeanzI even keep track of numbers on you guys — our fabulous tracker elves.
Elf Flip BeanzFor example, do you know how many points you have generated on You might keep track of your points. But I keep track of ALL the points for everyone. So far, there have been almost 200,000 points made by you guys this year. I keep that number.
Elf Flip BeanzWhy?
Elf Flip BeanzBecause numbers are important. They tell us when we are doing well and when we can do better.
Elf Flip BeanzCan you imagine how Santa feels when he fails? If a believer that doesn’t get something from Santa can you imagine how bad it is for that person? This is the #1 reason we work all the numbers that we do. Santa doesn’t like to fail and he doesn’t want anyone to be left out.
Elf Flip BeanzSo we track things constantly.
Elf Flip BeanzWhat are the numbers that should matter most to you?
Elf Flip BeanzWell that depends on a lot of things. Right now, and at least for the next several months, the number you should be aware of is how many people you can recruit to become an elf.
Elf Flip BeanzSanta says he wants 200 million. We’re just below 60 million right now. So we have a long way to go.
Elf Flip BeanzIt sounds easy enough. When we break it down, every tracker elf needs only to recruit about 5 other elves and we’ll meet the goal.
Elf Flip BeanzI think five is a good number – and likely some elves will be challenged with even completing that over the next five months.
Elf Flip BeanzOne per month. See how easy that is? See how numbers help us?
Elf Flip BeanzSo, how many people will you need to talk to in order to find one new elf a month? Well, that’s a number. You need to figure that out.
Elf Flip BeanzThis is the purpose and the challenge of numbers. Numbers keep you sharp. You should be looking for all kinds of numbers as often and as much as you can in all that you do as a tracker elf.
Elf Flip BeanzThat’s my presentation. Any questions?
Elf MaxThanks, Flip
Elf MaxDoes Santa count the stockings?
Elf Flip BeanzYes he does.
Elf Flip BeanzAnd everything that goes in them too
Elf MaxWhat about reindeer? Are there numbers with them too?
Elf Flip BeanzLike you wouldn’t believe
Elf Flip BeanzHe has little cards – like baseball cards — that have all the stats a reindeer could produce
Elf Flip BeanzTheir weight, height, color and gender
Elf Flip BeanzTheir speed, stamina ratings, etc.
Elf MaxReindeer cards?
Elf Sugar CookieWow, I wish he would give out some of those reindeer cards!
Elf Flip BeanzYeah, I’m serious
Elf MaxAre they collectible?
Elf Flip BeanzYes, of course.
Elf MaxWho knew?
Elf Flip BeanzSanta is a scientist, Max. Of course he love numbers of all kinds
Elf Flip BeanzHe’s very good a math, too. He has to be.
Elf Sugar CookieThose cards may be a good idea for a prize you could redeem with points!
Elf MaxIs this what you do all day – Santa’s numbers?
Elf Flip BeanzHmmm…that’s an interesting idea, Sugar Cookie!
Elf Sugar CookieThank you!
Elf MaxI love that idea
Elf MaxI want reindeer cards now. What does a Rudolph go for?
Elf Sugar CookieThank you guys!
Elf Flip BeanzOh, they cannot be bought
Elf MaxThey can’t?
Elf UllrichI think that is a great idea!
Elf Flip BeanzNo…they are serious information, Max. These aren’t trading cards.
Elf MaxWell they should be. We should have cards for elves too
Elf Crash MurphyHey wait a minute
Elf Sugar CookieWe should!
Elf Crash MurphyI don’t want to be objectified that way…
Elf MaxHaha, Crash. You just don’t want anyone to know your weight.
Elf Crash MurphyOr how long it has been since I’ve had hair.
Elf Flip BeanzToo funny
Elf Flip BeanzI doubt you need to worry about that, Crash
Elf MaxYeah, too much information
Elf MaxOk, any other questions for Flip?
Elf Crash MurphyWhen do we get the new elf numbers, Flip?
Elf Sugar CookieI know you’re more of a numbers elf, but do you have advice for recruiting people? Especially when all of my friends are non-believers?
Elf Flip BeanzMy next report is due July 21
Elf Flip BeanzSugar Cookie, I’m no expert
Elf Flip BeanzBut I think you make it a matter of numbers
Elf Flip BeanzThe more people you talk to the better your odds of getting a recruit
Elf Flip BeanzHere’s one thing I know
Elf Flip BeanzThere are believers out there
Elf Flip BeanzAnd that’s a number
Elf Flip BeanzThere are non-believers out there
Elf Flip BeanzAnd THAT’s a number
Elf Flip BeanzAnd then there are believers who SAY they are non-believers
Elf Flip BeanzAnd THAT’s a number
Elf Flip BeanzIt makes sense then to assume that you are reaching more believers or silent believers than non-believers
Elf Sugar CookieVery good points. I didn’t think of that. Thank you!
Elf Flip BeanzThis is one reason we have seen so many new elves come on board the last week before Christmas
Elf Flip BeanzIn July, they say –  “I don’t believe in Santa!”
Elf Flip BeanzBut then in December, after they think about it
Elf Flip BeanzThey say, “Yeah, I believe in Santa!”
Elf Flip BeanzBecause they, you know, want a gift or something
Elf Flip BeanzYou just keep talking about it.
Elf Flip BeanzFor those who say they don’t believe now
Elf Flip Beanzthere are just as many who will suddenly believe come December
Elf Flip BeanzIf you plant seeds now, they will remember you later
Elf Flip BeanzSo don’t be shy
Elf Sugar CookieThank you!!
Elf Flip BeanzStudies and statistics show that better than 95% of all people are believers the week before Santa comes
Elf Flip BeanzIt’s amazing
Elf Sugar CookieWow, that IS amazing. I had no idea!
Elf Flip BeanzYeah, people are funny
Elf Flip BeanzI wish they were all like you, Sugar Cookie
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