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Teamwork & Leadership Lessons from the "No Pants Subway Ride" and other Improv Everywhere "missions" with Alex Scordelis -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

It was a GIANT teambuilding and leadership challenge...

On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt.

Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station.

Over 500,000 people rush through Grand Central every day, but on this day, things slowed down just a bit as commuters and tourists alike stopped to notice what was happening around them.  [watch the video clip below]

This "mission", as Improv Everywhere likes to call it, is just one example of how groups of people (many are strangers to each other) come together to create memorable and fun moments.

Improv Everywhere is, at its core, about having fun - - organized fun.  Their missions are a fun source of entertainment for the participants and those who happen to see them live.  Improv Everywhere brings excitement to otherwise unexciting locales and give strangers a story they can tell for the rest of their lives. 

Teamwork & Leadership Lessons

  Two of Improv Everywhere's key agents have authored a fun and memorable book entitled "Causing A Scene:  extraordinary pranks in ordinary places with Improv Everywhere" which describes some of the group's exploits.Causing-a-scene-extraordinary-pranks-in-ordinary-places-with-improv-everywhere


On Wednesday February 10, Alex Scordelis will visit the IATF community to Alex_scordelis share behind the scenes stories of their most famous pranks as well as lessons they've learned about successfully leading hundreds of volunteers during these pranks.



  • Learn what it's like to be in a creative space in an "open space" environment.
  • Discover how to harness the creativity and enthusiasm of your team.
  • Learn principles of improv comedy and how they can help your team work better together.

Call Details


Teamwork & Leadership Lessons from Improv Everywhere


Wednesday February 10, 2010


Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes


Alex Scordelis, senior agent with Improv Everywhere and coauthor of "Causing A Scene"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF


Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF members only area.

For a limited time, this recording is available to all HERE.


CLICK HERE to register.  It's free.  Registration closed.


Sylva Leduc

Tom, this video is both hilarious and educational. I've already forwarded the link for this page to several colleagues.

This will be GREAT to hear the conversation between you and Alex.

Sylva Leduc

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