Starring America’s premier philosophical entertainer!
Gain mind-boggling insights! Experience cosmic belly laughter!
Ideal for corporations, associations, and other types of organizations
About The Wonder Seminars
Every thoughtful person has a rendezvous with the ultimate questions, if not by midlife, then certainly during a life transition or a crisis. These questions include:
“Who really am I?” “How should life be lived?”
“What’s the purpose of human existence?”
“Why is there always something lacking?”
Even apart from the incredible insights we can gain, reflecting deeply on these perplexing questions engenders wonder, amazement, awe and “cosmic belly laughter” — all very healing to body, mind and spirit. The Wonder Seminars seeks to foster these insights.
Here, though, is a practical question: How can The Wonder Seminars help your organization? What is their (ROI) Return on Investment? To find out click here. To have Dr. Dillof present The Wonder Seminars to your organization, call: 502-458-7171 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about The Wonder Seminars
The Wonder Seminars is essentially a philosophical detective adventure. Clues to life’s deepest mysteries can be found everywhere! They’re in our refrigerator and on our desk at work. Once you’re ably to decipher these everyday clues, life becomes a lot more interesting and meaningful.
You will also learn the ancient secrets to transforming life’s annoyances, disappointments and calamities into the type of illuminating insights that lead to liberating laughter.
The Wonder Seminars consist of “Your Life is a Mystery Story” and “Laughter & Liberation.” The latter takes up where the former leaves off, transforming the day into a wondrous, mind-expanding and life-changing experience.
The Wonder Seminars are perfect for a variety of organizations, from businesses to associations, from medical groups to colleges. To have Dr. Dillof present The Wonder Seminars to your organization call: 502-458-7171 or e-mail: email@example.com
Even More about The Wonder Seminars
There exist insights that have the power to free us from confusion, perplexity and woe. Insights of this sort are usually associated with Zen Buddhism and other Eastern spiritual practices. But some years ago, Mark Dillof stumbled upon two secret sources of these life-changing insights:
Consequently, The Wonder Seminars consists of two seminars. The first is called “Your Life is a Mystery Story”. And the second is called, “Laughter and Liberation.” If you attend The Wonder Seminars, you will gain powerful insights from both those sources. Ideally, these seminars should be taken consecutively, so that a synergy can emerge. Here are blurbs for each:
Clues to life’s profoundest enigmas can be found in your refrigerator, at the golf course, on your desk at work — everywhere! A glass of scotch, a workplace conflict & a new hairstyle aren’t simply what they appear to be. They’re clues to life’s profoundest mysteries! Indeed, a lost golf ball can be a doorway into the meaning of life. And a toasted corn muffin — if we’re able to fathom its secret — can lead us to the highest wisdom and enlightenment.
In this seminar, you’ll learn to examine our interests, desires, conflicts and anxieties for clues to the riddle of human existence. We’ll also explore the deeper meaning of the dark side of life — everything from job conflicts to nightmares. Illuminating the dark side is the quickest route to gaining the type of insights leading to inner-peace.
Some of the silliest jokes are far profounder than one might suspect. Quite often they reveal the galling contradictions that lie at the heart of the human condition. So it is that wisdom hides behind a comic mask.
Some theologians have argued that God’s fundamental way of communicating to us is through a series of practical jokes. Once we get the joke, though, we need no longer suffer what the ancient Greeks referred to as the laughter of the gods. Thus the purpose of this seminar is to get it!
To better understand the comic spirit, we shall explore its antithesis, namely seriousness. So much of the stresses and strains from which people suffer involves a taking themselves far too seriously. Both laughter and seriousness will offer us clues to who we are and what life is all about.
So there you have it — mystery, comedy, a farewell to confusion and perplexity, and a journey to mystical awakening. Not a bad way to spend the day! What, though, might management consultant Peter Drucker have said about the benefits to organizations of The Wonder Seminars? Click here for the answer
To arrange for Dr. Dillof to offer The Wonder Seminars to your organization, call (502) 458-7171 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“In an entrepreneurial society individuals face a tremendous challenge, a challenge they need to exploit as an opportunity: the need for continuous learning and relearning…In traditional society it…was assumed that learning came to an end with adolescence or, at the latest, with adulthood…There were, of course, always exceptions, some groups that practiced continuous learning and relearning: the great artists and the great scholars, Zen monks, mystics, the Jesuits. But these exceptions were so few that they could safely be ignored…In the entrepreneurial society, however, these ‘exceptions’ become the exemplars.”
— Peter Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We’ll never know for sure, but there’s excellent reason to suspect that Peter Drucker would have heartily approved of The Wonder Seminars, for organizations that value innovative thinking.
Dr. Dillof has had a long and varied career (See video). Engaging in various trades has helped him to see life from a multitude of perspectives. His work as a management consultant helped him to better understand the problems that organizations face. And his career as a professional magician contributed to his engaging presentational style. He has taught philosophy and psychology at a number of universities.
Since 1987, he has had a private practice offering philosophical counseling. (See: www.platosattache.com and www.deeperquestions.com) Many of the insights and ideas that Dr. Dillof presents in these seminars originated from the popular groups that he held for many years, while residing in Binghamton, NY, prior to relocating to Louisville, KY.
Dr. Dillof earned a BA and an MA in philosophy, from Binghamton University, an MA is psychology from the New School for Social Research, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in philosophy and psychology from Union Institute and University. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, the American Counseling Association, and the St. Mathews, KY Chamber of Commerce.
“Mark Dillof offered a seminar to our company, this past June, as part of a two-day, team-building event. We needed someone to address the stress we often experience, due to our obsession with customer service, in a business that is extremely competitive. Dr. Dillof did a really great job exploring that occupational stress with us. […]Read More
“I first met Dr. Mark Dillof at a weekly single’s group that he ran, here in Louisville, from September 2012 to April 2013. At the beginning of each meeting, prior to the group discussion, Mark would deliver a monologue, revolving around life’s challenges. These 15-minute introductions were incredibly insightful, and often very humorous! Here, then, […]Read More
“Dr. Dillof gave a seminar to our company, last May, as part of our corporate retreat. He is a very entertaining and engaging speaker. His thoughts on business and the business of living are very deep! His website video shows him addressing a small group, but he is equally effective before a larger audience. Dr. Dillof […]Read More
“Of the many seminars we’ve held over the years, Mark Dillof’s “Wonder Seminars” was the most thought- provoking. Dr. Dillof revealed that the challenges we face running a not-for-profit are intimately related to life’s deeper questions! People here are still talking about Dr. Dillof; we are now thinking of having him return. I highly recommend […]Read More
“Some years ago, I managed a department of forty-seven technical writers for IBM, in Endicott, New York. We were going through a rather severe retrenchment and I had to layoff almost half my staff. Morale became abysmally low, even for those who didn’t receive pink slips. Cut to chase: I contacted Mark Dillof. Two weeks […]Read More
“Mark Dillof is remarkable speaker! His Wonder Seminars really shed light on my present challenges, in business and in life. He, quite rightly, bills himself as “America’s Premier Philosophical Entertainer.” When you get fellow who possesses the wisdom of Socrates coupled with the charisma of Elvis, you know he’s really going to go places. That’s […]Read More
Dr. Dillof’s Wonder Seminars
2533 Broadmeade Road
Louisville, KY 40205