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 prospects gives five referrals. Ask for the close.
When you give a negotiation currency without hesitation, your negotiation partner generally thinks that if they had asked for more, it would have been given to them. Remember “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.

Style and Estate | Summer at Ocean Cove

The ambitious vibe of the urban living is always arousing especially to the bold dreamers. But these aspirants also long for the beach vibe.

One of the guests I was able to network with during the Philippine Airlines event two months ago, told me about the ostentatious difference between today’s Davao city from his last visit four years earlier, “I am from Mandaluyong. I last visited Davao perhaps around 4 to 5 years ago. And it’s really very different now. It is like the renaissance of Digong’s turf, an infrastructure rebirth.”.

Over the past two years, Davao’s economic age is indeed on its puberty. Corporations which are used to be boxed in Manila, are starting to build their Mindanao offices around the Durian city. More obviously, as you commute around the city now, real estate properties sprouted creating seemly like a bar graph on your horizon.

May your choice be a condominium, house and lot or just simply a lot, I rest the decision on to you and to your affordability. My point here is, what if that peaceful Davaoeno neighborhood you aspire is now found in the soothing charm of the French Riviera?

A French Riviera-inspired community along the Davao Gulf. An aspiration, isn’t it?

Ocean Cove Beach Residences :  A microcosm of a peaceful Davaoeno neighborhood in a French Riviera

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View from the clubhouse: The playground and the cabana with view deck overlooking the breathtaking sights of the Davao Gulf.

 

Ocean Cove Beach Residences is an 18.3-hectare French Riviera-inspired seaside community located in Davao’s scenic Bago Aplaya, Talomo District. Only 12km from Davao City, it is highly accessible to both public and private transport via the access road leading to Mergrande Ocean Resort. It is your seaside home with typical lot cuts at 144-250 sqm. More details at https://www.filinvest.com/projects/ocean-cove/ .

 

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The promenade for your daily dose of relaxing stroll with the fresh sea breeze.

 

Men U Open Collar Shirt : The supple seaside wear

The coastal vibe of Ocean Cove blends with a perfect seaside wear. Pieces which are made from materials which protect from the pinch of the sun but are light and supple for the breeze of the sea.

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The infinity pool with the amazing landscapes of Samal Island and Talikud Island.
 

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UNIQLO from torso to thigh: Men U Open Collar Shirt, Uniqlo Slim Fit Shorts. PHOTO by http://www.caramielrush.com (Above) French framed. PHOTO by Joseph Cagas Photography (Below)

 

 

 

 

 

A fabric which moves with you when you are enjoying the shore vibe but seemly traces your silhouette when you are paused, staring at the horizon, waiting for the sea wind’s next blow.

 

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Gothic Diagonals. PHOTO by http://www.jazzsayings.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

The disposition of where you live is influential to a city resident. The ambitious vibe of the urban living is always arousing especially to the bold dreamers. But these aspirants also long for the beach vibe. That soothing chi of the shore for perhaps, twice a week or even the hours after work, everyday.

May your stay in a seaside be frequent or forever, enjoy the seconds with perfectly matched wearables. Aspire a style that suits to the estate.

 

Men’s Dandy Pieces for this Season’s Corporate Events : The RajoMan Holiday Collection

Wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry. 

 

 

There are clothes we own for the daily corporate dealings. There are also drapes we invest for the annual corporate events. May it be dressing up for your moment on stage being the top Closer of the year, or simply being a stand-out as you enjoy networking with the associates, Rajo Laurel’s 2017 Holiday Collection has just everything you want to wear on this season of social gatherings.

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Dubbed as “When I was 5”, festive colors, lavish fabrics and finishes of brilliant bead-work and enchanting embroidery define this year’s RajoMan Holiday Collection.

“We decided to call it “When I was 5″ because essentially my first memory of fashion was, I was with my parents at a party. I saw this lovely girl and for some strange reasons I was so attracted to her. I think she was a friend of my mom and she was dancing. And I asked her (as a five years old), are you wearing Tafetta? It was weird like she asked me what a 5 year old boy knows about what a Tafetta is. That’s what I remember. What I remember was the sound of the Tafetta when it was moving.” -Rajo Laurel


 

 

 

 

Bright jewel tones of deep plums, blissful blushes and luxurious blues dominate the collection with touches of sparkling golds and silvers.

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These “When I was 5” wardrobe made from luxurious fabrics such as tafetta, crepe and gazaar are just perfect garb for any Holiday junkets.

As you celebrate the year-end victory of being the best in your field, remember to wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry.


These pieces are of limited pieces per style. Reserve yours at houseoflaurel@gmail.com .

Fashion Weekend Davao 2017 sizzles Menswear with Tribal Flair

2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here!

As teased during the launching forum, Fashion Weekend Davao’s culminating fashion show Cruise 17| 18 sashayed virilely stylish collections of men’s wear for dapper yuppies on this year’s 4-ply climax show, Abreeza activity center, August 6.

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Follow through the captions for the CLOSER’S STYLE REVIEW : This Kadayawan tribe inspired DODJIE BATU menswear collection was personally the show’s spotlight.

Two parts were dedicated to the opportune celebration of Kadayawan 2017. Davao Fashion Design Council members paraded their garb creations inspired by the 11 Kadayawan tribes of Davao and their garment interpretations of the globally awarded furniture masterpieces of Davao jewelry and furniture designer, Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.


CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION INSPIRED FROM KADAYAWAN TRIBES


 

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BAMBA LIMON CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION: The usual formal shirts with pleasing tints and tribal patterns. Deals smooth closing ahead when you’re wearing these.

 

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ARMY UTILITARIANISM by WINDELL MIRA:  Who would have thought that there’s a glamorous robustness appeal from the coalescence of tribal patterns and army prints in one wear?! Impressive mix!

 

 

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DODJIE BATU CRUISE 17I18 COLLECTION: Paisley details, rear fashion twists and collar wing twitches. My favorite collection amongst.

 

 

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Shirt jack Barong with a tailcoat length like that of a Tuxedo. I covet wearing Barongs with the modern styles especially the shirt jack type. Had at least 3 of such style in my closet for work closing fat accounts. Though, personally ain’t too convinced yet with the twitches on the collar wings, seeing Batu’s fad twist on the rear of this piece somehow is a grabber of excitement and fascination to one of these days to close more deals donned with this.

 

 


ANN PAMINTUAN FURNITURE PIECES INTERPRETATION


 

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A solitary men’s garment interpretation for Ann Pamintuan’s furniture pieces, Batu continuous his tosses from the usual formal collar wings. (Below Left) Versions for ladies wear (Below Middle) Davaoena jewelry and fashion designer Ann Pamintuan (Below Right)

 

 

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A masterpiece by Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.

 

Completing the quartet fashion episode is the High Street Fashion display of appareals from Abreeza Mall’s own luxe brands. Lastly, “Kadayawan Faces” featuring makeup brand Artistry.

 

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Luxe Brand apparels as wash day style pieces. From Worship Generation Abreeza. (Below left) Collezione Abreeza (Below Right) GAP Abreeza.

 

 

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With Davaoeno designers making their creations a stitch of flamboyance more every year, indeed 2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here! See you next season!