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  • Work From Home Videoconferencing Tips from Zoom.

    Hi All — Zoom has a helpful list of tips for effective use of virtual backgrounds at this link:


    Among other helpful tips, Zoom gives links for 3 sites offering royalty-free (or nearly free) images and videos to use as backgrounds:




    I have not yet evaluated these sites, but I plan to do so in the next few days and will report back on my findings next week during our virtual sessions on "The IvyLife Quad."

    Thanks & Best,


    Virtual Background
    Overview The virtual background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature works best wit…
  • Fellow IvyLifers — during this crisis when most of us are working from home, I hope you will find these 3 IvyLife WFH Commandments useful!


  • I'm also adding an image of Diane DiResta's Baseball Card (great job Diane!):


  •  Looks great Scott — all I would suggest to you and other IvyLife members is that you use the "Image" icon on our editing menu (the one that looks like a mountain range) to upload a JPEG image of your Baseball Card.

    Using Scott's card as an example it looks like this:


  • Here is my baseball card.

    Scott Gingold 2020 Baseball Card_Final.pdf

  • Diane DiResta Baseball Card.docx

    Here is my baseball card.

  • Hi All — It's nearly Spring — not to mention the first Springtime of a brand new decade.  So I made a "Baseball Card" to share some basic information about who I am professionally.  

    CLICK HERE or the image below to view my "Baseball Card" in MS Word format:


    And please use my Baseball Card as a template to write your own!

    We'll be using these Baseball Cards in our networking meetings this Spring — so I look forward to seeing yours.

    All the Best,

    Chris Colvin

    Founder, IvyLife

  • Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all the IvyLifers and their families!

    I would like to pass along to the members an offer from a friend of mine to attend a worthwhile event Monday night in Manhattan - One Million Future Leaders . The underlying organization is

    One Million For One Billion or 1M1B, is ACTIVATING 1 million young leaders - aged 14-18 - to uplift 1 billion people out of poverty by 2030.

    You can get more info (including a video) and register here (the event is free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-million-future-leaders-december-20...

    If you go, please let me know and I'll tell the friend who connected me in the first place.



    One Million Future Leaders December 2019
    "These young people do more in 6 months than most people do in a lifetime" - Manav Subodh, Founder 1M1B You will interact with the next generation of…
  • Hi - I need a referral for a lawyer who is familiar with Virgin Islands law, and in particular Homeowners Association provisions. Any suggestions?

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