There have been a few story-related items that have come across my inbox in the past few days.

The first is this video about the necessity of story-telling in a post-broadcast era

Winning the Story Wars – The Hero’s Journey from Free Range Studios on Vimeo.

One thing I found a little ironic was the comment about the importance of living out the values we espouse with LiveStrong featured in the video and the recent revelations about Lance Armstrong.

Another is this post from Michael Hyatt on the essential elements of powerful storytelling.

And the last is this list of things to know if you want to be successful in the field of visual storytelling.

What are the most important lessons in story and storytelling you have come across?