Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Happy April Fools’ Day!

Anna Stamm

Oh, to be able to call our current situation simply one big joke—wouldn’t that be nice! Of course, we’re all taking this very seriously, as we should. We’re all finding our way, day by day, as we adjust to the changing circumstances. We’re developing ways to stay...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Making Excuses

Anna Stamm

We’ve all done a fair amount of explaining—after something doesn’t happen as planned, we explain why not. Sometimes, providing the explanation is as simple as that. The when or the how is different than expected, so we set the record straight. But, what about those times when...

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March 2020
Issue #12248
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: How Much Do You Listen?

Anna Stamm

In late January, one of our contributors, Ben Hershey, posed a question on LinkedIn: “If you had to pick the top skill or trait in running a successful business, what would it be?” My immediate answer: “Listening.” Listening for Problems When you hear...

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February 2020
Issue #12247
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: 20 Words for 2020

Anna Stamm

Writing this column as one year ends and a new year begins, I started to wonder about what I hoped to see and experience in the coming months. Although a new year always brings us both possibilities and pitfalls, I prefer to focus on the positives as long as I can. So, here are 20 words that...

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January 2020
Issue #12246
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Keep Moving and Enjoy the Ride

Anna Stamm

Well, it’s that time of year again — so many things to do and so little time! As we move quickly through the holiday season, I’m going to try to keep a few things in mind, and I thought I’d share. If you have additional suggestions, please feel free to pass them along!...

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December 2019
Issue #11245
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Cheers to Good Times in Columbus

Anna Stamm

The weather was pleasant, the accommodations were good, and the people were awesome. I must admit – my “Countdown to BCMC” series got me excited about the show, and I’m very glad I went! To everyone who gave me a warm welcome – Thank you! To everyone who...

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November 2019
Issue #11244
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Choosing Our Focus

Anna Stamm

Walking into Walmart this past weekend, I can admit – I looked at the Christmas display. Actually, I can up the ante and confess – we bought something from the Christmas display. Yes, it was about 93° outside, but I came home with a couple of Christmas gnomes. Looking Forward...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Finding the Funny

Anna Stamm

Mistake. Accident. Faux pas. Fubar. They happen to all of us. Sometimes, they make us angry. Sometimes, they make us want to cry. Fortunately, sometimes, they can also make us laugh. When to See the Humor When something goes wrong, our natural reaction is be upset. We also may feel...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: Priorities vs. Commitments

Anna Stamm

We’ve all been there—hurrying to finish one thing while juggling a dozen other things. We don’t want to let anyone down, disappoint someone who’s expecting something of us, or fail to meet our own expectations for ourselves. Unfortunately, the more we try to do, the more...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 6
Anna Stamm

Advertiser Forum: How High is High Tech?

Anna Stamm

The question of how much “high tech” is really needed in a situation can be difficult to answer. As Thom mentions in his article, “new-to-you equipment” may meet your needs after it has stopped being enough for someone else’s plant. To make the right decisions, you...

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July 2019
Issue #11240
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