Have you ever watched a movie and thought to yourself, “If only they had used Hippo Video for these movie scenes”? Well, you’re definitely not alone. As an interactive video platform, Hippo Video has so much to offer in terms of video creation and editing that we can’t help but imagine the possibilities!
In fact, we’ve compiled a list of five movie scenes that would have been even better with Hippo Video. From epic battles to heartwarming moments, these scenes could have been taken to the next level with the help of our tools. So buckle up, grab some popcorn, and get ready to dive into these cinematic masterpieces that could have been even more fantastic with Hippo Video.
1. Wolf of Wall Street
Remember that movie scene from the hit movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ where Jordan Belfort, played by the legendary Leonardo DiCaprio, is seen conducting a training session for his sales team? Belfort teaches his team how to create a vivid image in the minds of the prospects, which he calls “whales.” He then goes on to demonstrate the art of presenting a convincing tone, which he does by reading out loud from his highly effective script, one that has brought him and his team great success over the years.
But it isn’t just about having a script. Belfort knows that effective sales pitches need to be personalized and tailored to the individual needs, desires, and motivation of the prospects. To truly connect with customers, you need to be able to improvise and speak to them in a way that resonates with their unique situation.
In this scene, Belfort also emphasizes the crucial role that intonation and pauses play in making a sales pitch effective. He even takes the time to work with his sales team on role-playing with real clients, so that they can practice their newfound skills in a safe and controlled environment.
How Jordon Belfort could have leveraged Hippo Video Tools
There’s no denying that this movie scene is a masterclass in the art of persuasion and salesmanship. And that’s precisely why we wish hippo video had been around back then.
If you are a sales leader who takes a similar approach to train your sales reps, here’s how you can leverage Hippo Video to increase teams’ productivity and efficiency:
a. A repository of training videos
By creating a repository of videos from sales scripts to FAQs to best practices, sales leaders can give young reps the greatest gift. Salespeople can watch and re-watch these videos and learn at their own pace, which can be a real game-changer for those who struggle with traditional training methods. They can also use videos to showcase to the sales reps the perfect non-verbal communication cues, such as body language, facial expressions, intonations, and phrasing. Seeing these cues in action and emulating them can help salespeople improve their communication skills, which are essential in the sales industry. It’s also crucial to consider the financial benefits of using training videos over traditional live training events. According to Forbes, a company that hosts two live training events per year could spend upwards of $120,000 annually. If you factor in the lost productivity post-training, this expense could end up costing the company over $1 million! In contrast, investing in sales training videos is a cost-effective solution that not only saves money but also provides ongoing training opportunities for sales reps. Training videos can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and as many times as needed, making them a flexible and practical solution for busy sales reps.
b. Review videos without a hassle
With Hippo Video, sales reps can record their video pitches and seamlessly send them for review by inserting the email of the specified reviewer. So, instead of spending hours on end during live training sessions, sales leaders can quickly leave comments based on the timestamps in the video, freeing up their schedule for other critical responsibilities. One can also use this for role-playing, allowing salespeople to get feedback from their supervisors. Now, any salesperson can quickly fine-tune their pitches to perfection, thus enhancing their overall sales skills.
c. Pitch the perfect script with a teleprompter:
With a teleprompter, your sales team no longer has to hold the script up for every single call or memorize it to the t. Within the teleprompter script, your sales team can use various cues, such as writing certain words in bold when they want to indicate to the sales rep that that word must be stressed, etc. Also, the standout feature of Hippo Video’s teleprompter is that it has two modes of scrolling: voice-based and auto-scroll, where in the former, the script scrolls based on your voice and the latter scrolls at a pre-set pace.
So, whether you’re a seasoned sales professional or just starting out in your career, take a cue from Jordan Belfort and hone your skills with hippo video.
2. Pursuit of happiness
If you’re in the sales industry, you’ve most likely watched the classic movie, Pursuit of Happiness. We all felt the pain of the protagonist, Chris Gardner, played by the brilliant Will Smith, during his years of struggle, and rejoiced with him when he overcame all the odds and found success.
But what if we told you that Chris could have accomplished his goals much more effortlessly and efficiently with the aid of Hippo Video?
That’s right! We’re talking about that intense moment where he laboriously called up each connection on his call sheet. Just imagine if he had access to a tool like Hippo Video, which streamlines the entire process of connecting with prospects, his journey would have been far less onerous.
How Chris Gardner could have leveraged Hippo Video Tools
With an all-in-one video platform like Hippo Video, you can deliver personalized sales experiences at every stage of your sales process. Here are the Hippo Video tools you can use:
a. Video Flows
Keeping in mind the time-bound nature of work for sales reps, the easiest way to create a personalized and brand-approved video at scale is to leverage the power of video flows by Hippo Video. All you need to do is select a video template that’s best suited for the stage of the sale your prospect is in. From there, you can either upload or record videos based on each slide of the template. Then, sit back and watch as the videos are stitched together seamlessly, creating a cohesive and professional video for your prospect in no time.
b. Humanize AI
A next-generation feature within Hippo Video, Humanize AI gives you the ability to scale personalized videos with the power of AI. Whether you’re running a campaign or simply need to send out multiple videos, you can easily create hundreds of personalized videos that speak directly to each prospect at scale. Simply input the required information into a spreadsheet, and Humanize AI will voice-personalize each video, speaking directly to your prospect and even calling them out by name! And that’s not all—Humanize AI also personalizes the video background with each viewer’s LinkedIn profile or website, making them feel seen and heard in a way that’s never been done before.
c. Add interactive elements within the video
With Hippo Video, there’s no need to make endless calls asking for a convenient meeting time. Simply add your Calendly link within the video, and your prospects can easily choose a date and time that works best for them. No more stressful phone calls or missed appointments!
3. Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy is a timeless comedy classic from 1995 that has us in fits of laughter to this day. Starring the late great Chris Farley and David Spade, the film takes us on a rollicking ride as the bumbling Tommy embarks on a road trip with his reluctant colleague Richard to save his father’s near-bankrupt automobile parts business.
Throughout the film, we can’t help but chuckle at Tommy’s countless mishaps and silly mistakes. However, there’s one particular scene where we can’t help but think, “Tommy, you could have really used Hippo Video for this one!”
It’s the scene where Tommy has to meet the owner of Midwest Regional Auto Parts. Being the incompetent goofball that he is, Tommy is fraught with anxiety and nervousness leading up to the meeting, leaving him prone to making even more mistakes, such as destroying the owner’s vintage car toys and setting them on fire along with the table, thus putting his reputation and the owner’s possessions in jeopardy.
How Tommy could have leveraged Hippo Video tools
a. Create a personalized video
With Hippo Video, Tommy could have easily created a professional video pitch and avoided revealing his nerves and inexperience to potential clients.
Imagine if Tommy had David Spade create a perfect script for him, and he could read it right off of a teleprompter to guarantee a seamless video demo instead of a live ‘desk demo’? Not only would it have saved him from embarrassment, but also secured him the deal with the respected owner of Midwest Regional Auto Parts.
So, if you’re looking to avoid the same fate as Tommy and get ahead in the world of business, make sure to try Hippo Video for your next big pitch!
4. Office Space
Office Space, a 1999 movie, is a smart, hilarious satire of modern life working in an average 9-to-5 office job. It correctly impersonates the mundane and frivolous corporate office culture, with people doing unmotivating work such as filing TPS reports or answering to different managers for years.
While there are multiple scenes where Hippo Video would have come in as a handy tool, a standout scene is the famous quote from Tom Smykowski, a product manager (played by Richard Riehle), where he tries to convince the downsizing team of his worth to the company. While the management made the right decision to fire him, they could have used a video tool like Hippo Video to get the specs to the engineering department so he could convince the team of his worth.
How Tom Smykowski could have leveraged Hippo Video tools
Product management can be a tricky job where you constantly have to juggle multiple tasks. Tom Smykowski from the movie “Office Space” sure knows this quite well. As a product manager, he had the challenging task of understanding his customers’ needs and communicating them effectively to the engineering team. In the movie, Tom admits that he had to meet the engineering team frequently as they struggled to understand the technical specs, resulting in intense back and forth.
But, what if Tom had access to an all-in-one video tool such as Hippo Video? He could show the engineering team exactly what the customers wanted and avoid long, tiresome meetings. A video tool like this would have given Tom the perfect platform to illustrate his skills as an efficient product manager, leaving the bobs (a.k.a the downsizing team) impressed with his ability to effectively utilize his time.
If you are in a similar situation , here is what you need to do:
a. Create a personalized video
With Hippo Video, Tom Smykowski can create a quick video for his engineering team with a screen share showing the specs and the customer’s requirements. He can also attach the specs as a document right into the video, so the engineering team can learn everything they need to right from the video.
b. ‘Reply with video’ CTA
Hippo Video offers an incredible feature that allows video creators to include a captivating CTA, such as ‘reply with video’. With this awesome feature, the engineering team can respond to the main video with their own video recordings, in order to ask any follow-up questions they may have. And that’s not all! The video creators can add comments in the video, based on timestamps, which makes it even easier for everyone involved to understand what needs to be cleared up.
5. Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2, the action thriller classic, is a fan-favorite in the genre. But even the greatest movies can have their fair share of embarrassing moments. In this case, we’re referring to a major goof-up that could have easily been avoided if only the film editors, Stuart Baird and Robert A. Ferretti had a powerful tool like Hippo Video’s cutting-edge AI Editor at their disposal.
By now, you must be wondering what exactly went wrong in the scene. Watch the scene here to find out.
In this scene you’ve just watched, a terrorist, who happens to be dark-skinned, is seen bending down to pick up a mysterious parcel. However, in the very next frame, a white hand reaches out and picks up the same parcel. This obvious mistake hasn’t gone unnoticed by the keen-eyed fans of the film.
But what if you’re not an expert in frame-by-frame editing and need a seamless solution to correct such mistakes? Well, this is where Hippo Video’s revolutionary AI Editor comes to the rescue.
How Die Hard 2 Editors could have leveraged Hippo Video tools
Gone are the days of editing frame-by-frame and spending countless hours trying to get things just right. With the AI Editor, your video will automatically be converted into a transcript, so all you have to do is simply delete the words in the transcript just like you would edit your document, and you’ll be able to effortlessly polish your videos to perfection. This revolutionary tool is designed to detect any errors or inconsistencies, giving your videos a professional and polished look in no time.
So, if you want to avoid any embarrassing mishaps in your next video, turn to the power of Hippo Video’s AI Editor. Your viewers will thank you for it!
We would like to highlight here that we are in no way diminishing the incredible talent and creativity that go into making memorable movie scenes like these.
Our aim with this blog is to shed light on the versatility of a video tool like Hippo Video and the many ways it can be applied in various settings. And what better way to demonstrate the power of a robust video platform, like Hippo Video, than by showcasing some of the most beloved cinematic moments that audiences all over the world adore?
While video platforms have long been a popular tool for B2B sales, there is still untapped potential that can be unlocked through the use of our platform. With features such as Humanize AI, AI Editor, Video Flows, Teleprompter, and Personalized Videos, you can achieve a level of engagement and personal connection with your audience that was previously unattainable.
Check out Hippo Video today and experience its true capabilities for yourself. We have also revamped our pricing plans and offer a freemium option, allowing you to try our platform for free.
So, whether you are a small business owner looking for a cost-effective solution to create and distribute high-quality videos or a seasoned professional seeking to take your video marketing strategy to the next level, Hippo Video has got you covered. Discover how Hippo Video can elevate your business and transform the way you create and share video content today.