David M. Jacobson, MSW, LCSW is President of Humor Horizons www.humorhorizons.com Mr. Jacobson has spoken on such cruise lines as Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a board member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.
For over 20 years David has provided his expertise on humor and health related topics to audiences around the country and has been featured internationally by various media outlets, including magazines, journals and television from London to Souel, Korea. He is an award winning author and his latest book is now a keynote by the same title: The 7 ½ Habits of Highly Humorous People.
David presents keynotes and workshops on humor and health, communication, leadership, team building and stress reduction all in a fun and entertaining way. "When we laugh while were learn we retain the information to a much higher degree."
David Jacobson suffered many losses early in his life including a diagnosis with a severe form of arthritis at 22 in 1980. Since then, he has become a living example that you can accomplish anything if you truly believe in yourself.
His many honors include a "President's Award" from FlashNet Marketing, Inc. , A "National Hero Overcoming Arthritis" award by the Arthritis Foundation National Office and the 1997 Wayne Washburn Memorial Award which reads as follows "We all need someone or something to inspire us to bring out our best. You are that someone"
After receiving his Master's of Social Work from Arizona State University in May, 1989 David served as a Medical Social Worker from 1989 to 1996. It was in this position that he began teaching at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine: The art of Communication and Interviewing. A course for new medical students to improve relationships with patients. His last position was Manager of the Department of Volunteer Service at University Medical Center from 1996 to 1998, a teaching hospital with over 350 volunteers.
Living in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and children, he devotes his time to
his speaking profession, social work and his cause arthritis.
Through his years of struggling with chronic pain, he developed humor techniques that got him through the hard times. He now teaches these skills to audiences around the country in his hilarious keynotes and workshops.