Henry Hill: You're a pistol, you're really funny. You're really funny.
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I'm funny?
Henry Hill: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy.
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?
Henry Hill: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything.
Tommy DeVito: [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What's funny about it?
For Steve Shenbaum, a motivational speaker who spoke to the U.S. WNT on Thursday night, pretty much everything is funny.
Shenbaum, a former actor and create of Game On Media, is a professional motivational speaker who works with amateur and pro athletes, as well as teams and corporations, to improve their communication skills and social confidence while building and maintaining a positive public image. But it's so much more than that.
Shenbaum first spoke with the team during its training camp in Bradenton, Fla. in May and the players and staff enjoyed it so much he was invited back to speak with the team as they make final preparations before leaving for the Olympics. His brand of interactive games, all with a deeper message and meaning about team building, being leaders, playing a role and being true to yourself and your strengths, was once again a bit hit with the U.S. team.
There is no way we could describe the games in the WNT Blog, but thanks very much to Steve for coming out to speak with the team again. You you ever get the opportunity to hear Steve speak, we suggest you take advantage. You'll laugh, you'll cry (well, not really), but your will laugh. A lot.