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Carson V. Heady

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Cape Girardeau, MO, The United States



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Carson V. Heady, 35, was born in Cape Girardeau, MO and first put in front of a typewriter at age 3. At an early age, Carson was enraptured with writing short stories and entered and won numerous writing contests throughout the years. He entered the sales arena at age 22 and has found success at every level, from top-flight sales representative to a division leader over 200+ people. His devotion to the sales game occupied much of his time, but the desire to write never left his mind. Once Carson realized his aptitude in sales, he decided to write his first novel – Birth of a Salesman – which told the story of a young man who came into prominence in the sales arena and doubled as a self-help sales advice manual to guide others to the level o ...more

At times, things completely outside our control are negatively impacting our customer relationships – we cannot control many factors beyond sales process, like the execution of the solution. What can we do to prevent losing these customers forever?

Many times, we on the front lines of the selling relationship can control only so much: we can sell the earth, moon and stars, we can promise and com...

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Published on January 27, 2018 06:10
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“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
Richard Branson

“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

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Pamela Hey Carson...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

Carson My pleasure - how are you?

All the best!


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Carson, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS. If that genre appeals to you, you may like it.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya consider getting entertained by the African passion and flavour, the culture, social life and politics

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Jesse Hanson Namaste Carson, Thanks for including me among your friends. Here's wishing you the best in all things.

If you have any interest in spirituality, I'd like to invite you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man, for your reading list.

Truly, jesse s. hanson

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Ellen Maze Hi Carson! I'm watching your video :-)

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Karen Gammons Hey Carson, thank you for the friend request. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Carson...

Harlequin Books Hello Carson, it is a pleasure to meet you.

Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Carson. Best of luck with your work!


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Becca Hi Carson :D

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Sarah Hi Carson, thank you for the friend request! (=

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Julia Serafina Hi Carson, Hope you are living authentically today.:)

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks for the friend invite hon, I gladly accept. Hope all is well. Talk later :)

Savannah Carson,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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6 Years 45,000 Pages Thanks for the friend request! You can check out my project to read 100 works of classic literature in under 6 years here:

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Thanks for the add, my new friend! Nice, interesting profile, will be glad to share some thoughts, recommendations, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons' hunters would greet - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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Anne Kristin Hi Carson! Thanks for the friend request! So busy with work, I'm not on GoodReads as much as I'd like, so sorry for the delay in my response. Looking forward to reading your book! Have a great day! :-)

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Jo Glim Hi Carson,
I'm not sure if this is the way to submit a request like this or not... but here it goes!

Please take a look at my new blog, "Diary of a Nascent Author." The intent is to meld my business and writing expertise into helpful information for fledgling writers/authors.

I would love to hear your thoughts and insights. If you think it's useful please pass the information onto your friends. I would much appreciate your support.

Thank you,

Jo Ann V. Glim, Author

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story

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Saul Tanpepper Nice to meet you, Carson. Thanks for connecting.

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