Boss: We need you in Germany to present our solution!
Me: Sure, would love too.
Boss: But you have to drive, and I will fly!
So had to give a presentation to one of our European clients, to pitch a self-service unattended solution for their business – however it required that I travel to Germany, specifically Cologne.
I would have been able to fly there directly, however due to the fact that we needed to transport a kiosk, and other large hardware, I ended up driving the journey from our offices in Surrey, all the way to Cologne.
The journey wasn’t as bad as I thought, firstly driving through France, then Belgium and finally arriving in Germany. My French is far better than my German, however I certainly got confused with the language in Belgium – they speak different languages dependent on where you are.
Needless to say, the presentation went well, and we won the business. The solution was to show remote advisement with two-way video chat on a kiosk, with a safe controlled by a remote operator.