A typical assignment with Red Global usually lasted one or two weeks.
The assignment would start with the owner/CEO meeting me at the airport with the two cases of equipment (between 7 and 9 laptops and networking equipment), which I would then accompany to the location for the training. The presenter met me at the hub airport and we would take the same flight to the host country.
The second day we surveyed the meeting room and met the host hotel staff and management. Next we set up the network for the simulation and arranged the work groups.
After this we would have free time for the remainder of the day and sometimes the next day.
The next day was the first day of the Seminar, and we would start with introductions, and then proceed with the training for the rest of the morning. The afternoon would be dedicated to the hotel simulation, where the clients would be in groups of two or three and run their own hotel, competing with the other groups. At the end of the day we attended a formal dinner with the clients.
The second and third day of the seminar consisted of training in the morning and operating the simulation in the afternoon. On the third day we would conclude with an awards ceremony and graduation, then pack up all the equipment.
The final day we would proceed to a new location or return home.
I learned several things on this job, including the similarities between running a hotel and other businesses and how to be a good speaker.
The company is ran by the owner/CEO and his wife (the CFO), with three additional presenters, four technicians, and the software design engineer.
The hardest part of the job was coping with jet lag while maintaining the high professional standards the clients expected.
Traveling and meeting people from other cultures was the most enjoyable part.