Jaclyn Kostner, Ph.D.
President, Bridge the Distance, Inc.
Denver, Colorado USA
Best-selling business author and conferencing and collaboration expert (17 years) focused on improving human interaction, participation, teamwork, and trust when people are NOT face to face. I train people how to make their ONLINE meetings, sales calls, presentations, training, and events engaging and vigorously interactive on web conference technology.
Cisco / WebEx Alliance Partner
In March, 2007, Bridge the Distance officially became a Cisco / WebEx Alliance Partner. Cisco / WebEx will be offering five innovative online training programs to their customers that are courses developed by Bridge the Distance, including... CPR for Online Meetings! (Collaboration. Participation. Results) TOUCH-nology for Online Trainers! SENSE-ational Online Presentations! SENSE-ational Online Sales Calls! SENSE-atinal Online Marketing Events on Event Center! All five programs help people create and deliver their session on WebEx so it is significnatly more interactive, engaging and effective. — June 16, 2008
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- Spokesperson, Meetings Around the World - A Frost & Sullivan Global Study January 2006 - June 2006
Served as analyst and then Spokesperson for a worldwide study on collaboration sponsored by Verizon Business and Microsoft Corporation titled “The Impact of Collaboration on Business Performance.” Key finding: Collaboration Quality is a leading driver of performance, impacting results by 36%.
- Spokesperson - Meetings in America V, MCI January 2002 - June 2002
Served as analyst and then Media Spokesperson regarding findings of a major study on travel and conferencing sponsored by MCI. Discovered significant and positive changes in attitudes toward conferencing in an age when face-to-face was common.
- Interactive Online Course Developer. Trainer, Coach, Bridge the Distance, Inc. January 1998 - present
Created numerous highly effective online courses to help people facilitate richly interactive online sessions (training, sales, meetings, presentations). Titles include TOUCH-nology for Online Trainers, CPR for Online Meetings, and SENSE-ational Online Presentations, among others. Models turn reluctant users into enthusiastic and highly skilled users of web conference technology.
- Professional Online Speaker, WebEx, LiveMeeting, Verizon Business, Polycom, MCI, Interwise, Placeware January 1998 - present
Popular online speaker for conferencing companies inspiring the effective use of conferencing to bridge the distance between people. Set a new standard for engaging, and very interactive presentations in a virtual setting.
- Professional Keynote Speaker - Virtual Teamwork / Collaboration, Associations, Conferences, Conventions worldwide October 1990 - present
Delivered keynote presentations at major conferences and conventions around the world on topics related to human communication and collaboration in a virtual setting. Inspired people to embrace new ways of communicating in the global workplace.
- President and Founder, Bridge the Distance October 1990 - present
Pioneered research, products, and services focused on the human side of communicating in a virtual environment. Earned the repeat business of the world's largest corporations through an array of innovative workshops, webinars, and presentations (onsite and online) that help people build trust, interaction, and connections in a VIRTUAL environment.
- Author, Warner Books, Dearborn, Bridge the Distance Press January 1990 - present
Authored numerous books on virtual communication, of which two became best-sellers. Titles include: Knights of the Tele-Round Table (Warner), Virtual Leadership (Warner), Bionic eTeamwork (Dearborn), and 5 Ways to Use Webinars to Grow Your Business (BTD Press), plus others.
- Ph.D., University of Denver June 1986 - June 1990
Honors and Awards
Best-selling Author: Knights of the Tele-Round Table (Warner Books); Best-selling Author: Virtual Leadership (Warner Books); Author: Bionic eTeamwork (Dearborn); Author: 5 Ways to Use Webinars to Grow Your Business; Author: Numerous books for business education (Houghton MIfflin and McGraw Hill); Author: Broncos--From Striped Socks to Super Bowl and Beyond
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My personal interests include travel all over the world, skiing, hiking, biking, and ice skating. My professional interests include all of the excting work I do at Bridge the Distance, including writing, speaking (online and onsite), creating workshops and webinars, and interacting with our clients all over the world.