To soar in life is to know that lots of data and information mean very little. Greatness and victory is if we can move to knowledge, then insight and ultimately the wisdom. To do it is to drown the mind with facts, discuss it with diverse people, test the water, burn some scars, emerge with humility and only then follow your head.
Newcomers bring new challenges and the existing ones try to stay ahead. To be a winner, people need every bit creative thinking and most importantly to be able to work with people.
Stage freight is severe for more than 99% of all people. We hide by crossing our arms, hands in the pockets and reading off a screen. In the process alienate our audience. Stage fright can be overcome, simply by getting on stage often.
Communication skills are the single most important skill. It can be learnt.