Five Visually Involving Movies to Watch on Your Mobile Phone

Have you considered making a mobile phone movie list? These films might make it to your list too, trailer link included.

The sales life can be stressful at times. No matter how immune the Closers are to the pressure of the monthly sales quota, we occasionally tend to look for an “easy to grip” escape without necessarily going away far from the sales table. There are really those times when our ears have relaxed from the songs we pre-selected for our playlist, but our pair of eyes still yearns for a stat visual recreation. Have you considered making a mobile phone movie list? These films might make it to your list too, trailer link included. Got you Fam!

1. Loving Vincent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzKnyhYDQI)

WHY: It’s the world’s first fully painted film which required over 100 classically-trained oil painters to paint with oils on canvases (same as van Gogh’s style) on each of the 65,000 frames used in the film.

Loving Vincent

It is a 2017 experimental animated film about the life and death of Dutch post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh.  The actors had to first film the entire movie, and the artists had to craft the animated paintings over the images after the filming of the movie ended. This added a layer of creativity because it allowed the viewers to still recognize the actors’ portrayal and appeal through the painted scenes. This gem is a one-of-a-kind visual mirage of vivid whirls and colors, enriched by the artists’ hard work and renditions of van Gogh’s masterpieces such as the celebrated “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”. This work of art stars Polish theatre actor Robert Gulaczyk on his first big feature, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, and Saoirse Ronan. The film garnered many accolades and was nominated for the Best Animated Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards.

2. Blade Runner 2049 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4)

WHY: It is progressive and poised in tone through its muted gray, blue, and yellow visual imagery and cutting-edge effects. The non-cliche setting of a rainy and gritty future Los Angeles added texture and depth to the visuals.Blade Runer

It is a 2017 neo-noir sequel to the 1982 beloved sci-fi film, “Blade Runner”. The movie is about a replicant/bioengineered human who discovers a mystery that leads him to another replicant who has been missing for the past thirty years. It stars Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, and Cuban actress Anna de Armas in her first breakout role. Harrison Ford also returned to his role from the first movie. The film was praised by critics and won the Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects at the 2018 Academy Awards.

3. Dunkirk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU)

WHY: Director Christopher Nolan’s signature non-linear sequencing, paired with immersive visual storytelling (Remember “Inception” and “Interstellar” ?)Dunkirk

It is a 2017 war film that portrays the British soldiers’ retreat to Dunkirk, north of France during World War II in three aspects: land, sea, and air. Nolan crafted the movie from the perspective of the characters, aiming to use stimulating imagery instead of the usual narrative. Dunkirk has been constantly praised as one of the greatest war films of all time, and maybe even Nolan’s best work as of yet. It stars Fionn Whitehead on his first major role, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles in his film debut. This war epic impressed many, and won the Best Editing at the 2018 Academy Awards.

4. Mad Max: Fury Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8)

Mad MaxWHY: With its dynamic blue and orange hues during a six-month long shoot in the deserts of Namibia, and gripping action scenes that banked on effective execution and actual stunts, critics have hailed the film as one of the greatest films of the 21st century.

It is a 2015 action movie and reboot of the Mad Max franchise about a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the protagonist/captive partners with a fellow survivor to escape from a fortress run by a tyrant leader. The cinematography of this film is stellar. The film stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, as well as Riley Keough. The movie even got the chance to be shown through an out-of-competition screening at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in France, and won the Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Film Editing categories at the 2016 Academy Awards.

 

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk)

WHY: The visuals of the movie are seamless—the color palette is dreamlike, the production design is quirkily stylized, and the flawless framing of shots are all a testament to Wes Anderson’s distinct and zany artistic eye.The Grand Budapest Hotel

It is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson who is known for artistic films “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. It centers on a concierge who befriends the lobby boy to prove that he is not guilty after he is wrongfully accused of killing an affluent hotel guest.  It also features an ensemble cast of Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori in his first notable role, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Owen Wilson. The movie is a cult favorite, and has won the Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Your eyes need variety too! You can add more visually stimulating movies from these suggestions and reserve those for some quick visual pampering whenever your eyes need it. Consider this though: To fully appreciate visually stunning films through smartphone, your screen should be capable to display life-like depth and texture, exceptional vibrant colors and clarity.

V11 with Movie

The latest revolutionary Vivo smartphone, the V11 is perfectly fit to such criteria. Be visually entertained at the grip of your hand with its sleek 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Its Halo Fullview™ Display features a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio that delivers a convenient and an uninterrupted viewing experience that turns your video into a highly involving experience at anytime, anywhere.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), and a 6 months extended warranty.

Online shopping websites such as Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku: Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty will be included.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Works Cited:

Loving Vincent: Figlerowicz, Marta. 2017. “The Moving Pictures of Loving Vincent” https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-moving-pictures-of-loving-vincent/. December 30, 2017.

Awards List: http://oscar.go.com/

Blade Runner 2049: https://www.framestore.com/bladerunner2049

Dunkirk: Fadnavis, Mihir. 2017. “Dunkirk movie review: Sensory overload, powerful visuals show Christopher Nolan is on top of his game“. https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/watch-dunkirk-movie-review-sensory-overload-powerful-visuals-show-christopher-nolan-is-on-top-of-his-game-3829483.html. July 19, 2017.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Failes, Ian. 2015. “A graphic tale: the visual effects of Mad Max: Fury Road”. https://www.fxguide.com/featured/a-graphic-tale-the-visual-effects-of-mad-max-fury-road/. May 29, 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road Cannes Film Fest selection: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/mad-max-fury-road

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Kelley, Matthew. 2018. “Surreal Visual Elements in The Grand Budapest Hotel“. http://blogs.iac.gatech.edu/film2018/2018/01/17/surreal-visual-elements-in-wes-andersons-the-grand-budapest-hotel/. January 17, 2018.

Finally, A Smartphone Design for the Dapper (and the Chic)

A smartphone design turning one’s phone not just a gadget but also a styling accessory that seals an entirely head-turner look. 

What obviously is Vivo’s edge among other smartphone brands is that, it does not simply lead the industry with its “world’s first” technical specs and functional features. It also does have an aesthetic flair on smartphone design, turning one’s phone not just a gadget but also a styling accessory that seals an entirely head-turner look.

Vivo V11’s sleek and cool design is undeniably the revolutionary smartphone for one’s millennial dapper style.

COMFORT : The ultra-thin 1.76mm side bezels, paired with its 3D curved body design, provides maximum grip and comfort as you go through your daily activities in style.

COLOR : Trendsetting fusion colors inspired by the exciting mysteries of the universe — Starry Night and Nebula. Starry Night’s blend of black and blue and Nebula’s stunning blue and purple hues invoke glistening stars in distant galaxies that heighten the futuristic design of V11. These brilliant fusion colors exude elegance in one’s total bearing.

FOR THE DAPPER LADS

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With or without your lady:  Actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla poses with the Vivo V11 that complements his sleek gradient-themed suit.

DISPLAY : To further complement one’s modern style and taste, V11’s 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is vivid with life-like depth and texture. It is also enhanced with the latest flagship’s innovation, the Halo Full View Notch, as it delivers an uninterrupted viewing experience with exceptionally vibrant colors and stunning clarity.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting freebies (gift set of Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick) and a 6 months extended warranty.

On shopping websites: Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty.

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With or without your lady: Trending loveteam Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber show off how their futuristic Vivo V11 supplements their fashionable outfits. 
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Sherwin Vy of Centro Escolar University embodies the cool design of the Vivo V11.

SECURITY : The V11 is equipped with the industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology for a fast, secure, and ultramodern unlocking method. To keep up with V11’s sleek design, the visible fingerprint pad is eliminated to make it eye-catching and seamless from top to bottom.

FOR THE CHIC LADIES TOO

 

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(ABOVE) Raycia Garcia from Centro Escolar University and Fashion and style blogger Verniece Enciso exude sophistication with their stylish Vivo V11. (Below) The fashion-forward influencers with the Vivo 11.

Functional, futuristic, fashion-forward and once again the “First” (that merges design and technology for a more personalized user experience.). Enough said.

Pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways:

On ground: It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It comes with exciting freebies (gift set of Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick) and a 6 months extended warranty.

On shopping websites: Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty.


About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

After 8 Birthdays in Sales, Here are 9 Tips on Negotiating

For anyone who wants someone to say yes.

Ask for it! When they say “No”, ask for it again more creatively.

Spending eight birthdays in the one call close sales industry means pitching to roughly 2,496 different prospects. These are sales table encounters with an offer only available on that same day you first met the client. No follow up calls.

Resistance is always part of the journey to getting that on-the-day Yes. This teaches me the mindset of “Ask. Then, ask it again.” That before such resistance turns to a total rejection, you can always negotiate. Negotiate with articulate persistence.

Recognize the sugar-coated “No”

Most of the prospects would subtly say no to you. By far, “No” generally has many templates. Identify when the prospect starts to say “No”. Don’t shut down. That is in fact, your sign to start negotiating. Start by asking “Why?” and isolate the “No because they cannot afford the standing offer.” among the hundreds more of “Nos” just to stall the on-the-day purchase. You can only adjust the paying options if the prospect admits that what is stopping them from owning today, is only the price tag.

I will think about it. I will be back. I am not closing my doors. I am not deciding today. I will ask our lawyers. – These are all vague statements of saying no. Your job is to assist the prospect to verbalize that if there is a more affordable price for them to own the offer on the day, they will get it.

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Photos from my Birthday lunch. Thank you for this, Team!

Customize the “nego-currencies”

There are a lot of currencies to keep the negotiation going. List in mind these “nego-currencies” and remember to lay only up to 2 cards at a time on the sales table. Do not give too much. Incentivize the close by adding only up to three. Punish by replacing one with another lesser currency as perceived by the prospect. Probe the prospect’s urges in terms of purchasing new offerings and their subjective treatment of money. That is why you have to be good at small talks.

Negotiation currencies can be the variables in the paying arrangement like maximum discount, standard down payment to signing-in reservation, number of years to pay, cooling-off period, escalating payments etc. It can also be overtures like referral incentives, giveaways or add-ons. It can also be a feature which you reserved as a negotiation bullet. It is already part of the package but you deliberately spare it to highlight, sensationalize and add weight to the value of the offer. I coin this as a “Closing Surprise”. It can also be cards that only you possesses which then add greater value when they get the offer from you. These are your trustworthiness and sincerity to provide the solution of their felt need, your expertise in both the product and the market, your passionate after sales services, and even the pride of being one of the owners who purchased from you (Coin a label like “Broker of the Affluent Families”). You can actually make millions of nego-currencies. Just be creative.

Ask again. Even after the 8th, 9th or 10th No.

You can close the deal even at the parking lot, even before the prospect decides to go home. I can remember several couples whom I congratulated for their newest ownership just before the husband turned on the engine. Keep asking for the Yes but remember to let them realize the favor you are making for them every before dropping a repackaged bundle. Appraise the value of every options you are giving to them. Do not beg. Persistence beats resistance. Never use the Puppy Close. It is not for Closers.

Think, talk, want, wait, pant, pause – Negotiations may leave you unbuttoned, untied but never undefeated.

Intimidate with compliment

Negotiation is an interplay of desirable and undesirable emotions. Sarcasm, provocation, frankness, and confrontation are used with compliments, imagery, humor, sizzle and charm to modulate the fire of finally setting a win-win agreement. An instance is when the husband tends to be passive, that means No. After three tries of starting a conversation about the purchase, if the prospect still seems dead about buying, awaken them. Pinch their ego. “When was the last time you have given something like this to your beautiful wife?” Pause until he answers. Your goal is simply to re-energize their lethargic emotions. Ignite again a communication. A fight is still a communication. Be keen on the difference between a “silently deliberating for the purchase” versus a “quiet too shy to say No” prospect.

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Cheers to more new accounts!

Reminisce

Be vigilant which among the features excite them. Observe this during the product presentation. Refresh those benefits with more compelling involvement stories as you show how reasonable the tag of your offer is. Remember it is natural that when a price is placed side by side with the benefits, a prospect feels a varied level of apprehension and resistance. Restate, emphasize and spell out louder those memories which made the desire to own your offer. Facilitate the emotions attached to the ownership to rise up above the fear of leaving their money on the table.

Upsell

When it is the prospect who demands that they deserve more or when you feel that the prospect can afford to own the larger variant, walk them through to the bigger account. Ask why they think they deserve the higher price tag when it is something they deserve. Then, reinforce this with financial logic and emotional triggers. Greater price equate to more benefits and reasonability compared to the less priced versions. Let the prospect appreciate that. Sold the prospect more with the emotions of exclusivity that not every prospect you encounter daily can afford what they are about to get. Add that it is not acceptable to lose something “more” they believe they deserve. Upselling can be selling the higher package, selling more than one to the same prospect or sell another one for the tag along.

There are accounts closed by merely providing articulate silence and thoughtful space.

The “least to lose” play

Prospects need the emotion of time and number to facilitate their decision. Urgency. Say “Before I finally stand, let me show you the best arrangement I can make.” Switch your sitting position like you are about to stand. Write the latest package. Reinforce some benefits and reasonability of the latest arrangement. Ask for the close.

I also find Mark Cuban’s style so effective (Go start watching Shark Tank!) “I have this offer. Whether you would say yes or No, I have to hear your answer after the counts of 3” Ask if they agree. Present the repackaged offer, pause for 5 seconds then count 1-2-3. I have closed several accounts through this. It works especially to men who play the ball games. Try it.

Show the terms. Do nothing!

This is about the “silently deliberating for the purchase” prospect I am talking about in number 4. Yes they exist. There are accounts closed by merely providing articulate silence and thoughtful space after writing the paying quotation. Just remain silent until they ask a question or when the couple/ party feels like having a private space to talk about the purchase, you may leave them at the sales table for some 3-5 minutes. Leave a glass of water and a calculator to them. When you go back, assume the close. Ask, “How will you settle the deposit today, Card or Check?”

Say “No” even if it could be a “Yes”

This for me is exactly the art of negotiation. Yes, you too can say “No” at least twice before saying yes. A case in point is when a sold out Chinese asks for more discounts. Sparingly give the maxed out discount. Instead, start with a 10% discount. The frugal prospect asks 15%. Say No. Reinforce benefits of your offer. The prudent prospect still asks the 15%. Still, No. Let them feel they are losing the offer. Throw more involvement spiels on the benefits. Ask a closing favor. You are giving the 15% discount if the prospect gives five referrals. Ask for the close.
When you give away a negotiation currency without hesitation, your negotiation partner generally thinks that if they had asked for more, it would have been given to them. Again, always ask a “Closing Favor”.

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Sweater and Long Sleeve Shirt from Uniqlo. Thin striped pants from Folded and Hung.

Of the 2000 plus negotiation partners, obviously those did not all end up to a deal. Seven to thirteen of the closed accounts are lay down deals but the rest are closed through a scalding negotiation. Why do we negotiate?CD82603D-8C6F-40D1-A842-EB78DEAB247955511384-C106-4A2C-BE7E-5A3A3D19AE19

When you truly believe that your offer gives a solution to what your prospect needs, fight for their welfare. Fight not beg. A happy owner needs a persistent Closer. Prospects are more emotionally attached to their money. It is then you as the Closer who turns that attachment to the value of comfort instead. You negotiate because the prospect deserves to own your offer.

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Nowhere to go but Up!

 

Think, talk, want, wait, pant, pause – Negotiations may leave you unbuttoned, untied but never undefeated. Just like your favorite sports or for a more intense outtro analogy, just like making love with switching dominance and submission. It is fun negotiating.

It has been fun negotiating.