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The Word Business

Writing better at work and in life ... 
Because words still matter

Three Things I Learned about Writing in 2020

In a year of change, I realized my writing had changed, too — in three significant ways.
Here they are, in no particular order.

Merriam-Webster's 2020 Word of the Year Is... 

The winner was determined based on a statistical analysis of words looked up in its online dictionary that showed a major increase over last year. 
This one shouldn't be too tough to figure out. 

Best Business Books of 2020 (According to Amazon)

Every year, the online bookseller makes its top picks in more than a dozen categories. 
Hunker down this winter with the top ten business and leadership titles.
(Via / Images courtesy of publishers' websites)

As a longtime contributor to Isthmus in Madison, Wis., I now am featured in the popular "Word of Mouth" newsletter.
See my latest pick. 

Happy Holidays from Two Lakes Media 

Whether you're working at the office or from your home, quarantining or seeking new opportunities, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season and a hopeful 2021.

Words from Two Lakes Media Group Clients


"Working with Michael is a sheer pleasure, as he grasps our vision and intentions very quickly and guides us through ideas and suggestions that always get us one step further than we anticipated. Michael is also extremely respectful of his clients' time, budget, and objectives. I'm grateful that our paths crossed."


— Valérie Berset-Price, Founder/Managing Director
 Professional Passport (Portland, Ore.)

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