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Christian's lectures and workshops thrive on the unexpected perspectives they open up, on the multitude of inspiring and thought-provoking impulses from the most diverse disciplines and on his authentic and enthusiastic way of communicating. An adaptation to your individual context is of course possible. If you have any questions or ideas for a booking, please contact us directly here.

WHEN YOUR STRATEGY LACKS THE RIGHT WORDS
Impulse lecture (as given at the Kommunikationskongress 2020)

WHEN YOUR STRATEGY LACKS THE RIGHT WORDS

Impulse lecture (as given at the Kommunikationskongress 2020)

Every strategy development has its own challenges – but almost always one of them is to find the right words to convey the intended change and the future course. At this interface between desired effect and actual perception, companies and brands fail again and again. Countless claims, "whys" or "vision statements" either seem too banal or – especially in times of crisis – too artificial, and thus too promotional. This keynote speech offers inspiring food for thought for an authentic brand language beyond the usual clichés: plausibility, closeness and confidence make the difference between ignored and successful communication – especially in turbulent times.

30- to 60-minute lecture (DE or EN), with subsequent discussion. Also available as interactive workshop. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.

THE BIGGER PICTURE
Comprehensive One-Day-Workshop on Spiral Dynamics

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Comprehensive One-Day-Workshop on Spiral Dynamics

This workshop introduces the basics of "Spiral Dynamics", a theory that in the present moment is suited like no other model to analyse and above all – to understand – the current challenges and major transformations of our times. In a nutshell, it's based on empirically researched mindsets ("memes") that have emerged over the course of human history - and have always newly surfaced when pressing challenges of a particular era could no longer be addressed with conventional human behavioural patterns. Spiral Dynamics shows that we are right now facing at least two major "paradigm shifts", that manifest themselves globally and right in front of our eyes. Paradigm shifts which, in turn, result in regression like the rise of political populism for example. Spiral Dynamics can be applied on the societal, corporate and personal level and as a "meta-model", doesn't compete with other analysis tools. Instead, it usually complements them optimally. Christian Kaspar Schwarm has been working with Spiral Dynamics in his own strategy practice for many years and also teaches the model at Mannheim Pop Academy (a state funded academy for popular music). He also teaches corresponding master classes at the "Institute for Transformational Leadership" in Berlin.

One-day interactive workshop (DE or EN). Individualisation possible. Introduction to “Spiral Dynamics” can also be presented as a lecture. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.

THE REDISCOVERY OF WONDER
What Art Can Really Do For US

THE REDISCOVERY OF WONDER

What Art Can Really Do For US

There are many reasons for collecting and living with art. Some seem to be reasonable, some are obviously irrational. And it can become quite difficult, not to get lost in this "jungle of opportunities". Christian Kaspar Schwarm – founder of the global platform "Independent Collectors" and avid collector himself – talks about his personal motives for having let contemporary art enter his life two decades ago. A decision that not only has changed his life in expected ways, but one that has also broadened and shifted horizons he hadn't conceived before.

One-hour to 90-minute lecture (DE or EN), with subsequent discussion. Also available as interactive workshop. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.

MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE
Interactive Sound Experience for Small Groups

MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE

Interactive Sound Experience for Small Groups

During a trip to the west coast of the United States Christian comes across the work of a friend: After decades of research, testing and investigation, Bertrand Fleuret came up with the contemporary interpretation of a loudspeaker that many connaisseurs around the world would consider to be the "holy grail" of Japanese loudspeaker philosophy. Hand-built and equipped, among other things, with extremely rare TAD components and a self-developed crossover. These had to be made accessible for a wider audience and as a result, Christian Kaspar Schwarm's Library in Berlin became the world's first "listening room" for Sunship speakers. Visitors and listeners alike – among them many professionals – treasure the absolutely unique sound experience, which some even call "unequalled" compared to the world's most expensive systems. To hear music with all its depths, the way it was originally produced and intended is a gift – a gift we can only begin to appreciate while discovering it. These loudspeakers make music sculptural again. They definitely have their price, but they change the way we perceive music – for a lifetime. Curated visits and listening sessions are possible for small groups (up to a maximum of 4 people).

Two to three hour session (DE or EN), in Christian's library. Emphasis on specific genres is possible and the booking of additional experts can be included. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.

IT’S THE BOOKS, STUPID
Why Libraries Become Crucial Again

IT’S THE BOOKS, STUPID

Why Libraries Become Crucial Again

Why and for what purpose does one need another library? In analogy to the transformation of the internet, whose change is marked by terms such as "Web 2.0" and "Web 4.0", we can also assume that accordingly, the purpose of a library has been developed: From pre-Wikipedia silos of knowledge to traversing working with parallel sources, thereby becoming inspiring places of encounter. And the library of the future: a trans-disciplinary, interconnected space of discovery. With his own library, Christian has initiated an experiment – and quite some food for thought as to where the journey could lead. When it comes to knowledge, inspiration and dialogue, libraries will once again be treasured in companies and other institutions. As a place where many threads come together and as space, from which impulses emanate.

One-hour to 90-minute presentation (DE or EN), with subsequent discussion. Also available as interactive on-site workshop in Christian's Library. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.

UNSER LEBEN MIT SCHWEIN
Lecture related to the Upcoming Book (To Be Published in Winter 2020)

UNSER LEBEN MIT SCHWEIN

Lecture related to the Upcoming Book (To Be Published in Winter 2020)

Usually, Christian is the one accompanying companies on their way into the future.At home however, the advising is done by somebody else: he and his girlfriend Lea are being advised by Schwein. Schwein is a very special kind of philosopher who moves smooth and in completely unexpected ways through various questions of human existence. The Corona crisis gave Schwein and Christian time to write their first book together. Among other things, it defines the "fully complex age", explains why it is neither a good idea to hide something from oneself nor from others and why it is so important to integrate the "excavator of acceptance" into life. According to Schwein, this book is a "signpost towards confidence" and seduces readers with great delight. In this very entertaining lecture, Schwein and Christian present their key ideas for a cheerful life.

One-hour to 90-minute lecture (DE only), with subsequent discussion. Please contact us to discuss framework, scheduling and conditions.