Monday, June 27, 2011

Reaching 1 Million People Made Easy

For many years this blog has had a potential audience of some 100,000 readers when I mentioned links in my numerous email newsletters like The Maverick Spirit and PowerRead and also in my fledgling social media accounts across LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Often people would comment about how impressive they thought that was. I was impressed too but things have got a whole lot better recently

My very good friend Mike Todd [@mqtodd] told me I should stop being happy with where I was and get involved with a new SMM network - tribber. The result of that 5 minute discussion - actually you can't have a 5 minute discussion with Mike but that is another story, is that my Twitter influence by way of direct tweets now approaches 1,000,000 - 963,500 to be exact as I write this on Monday June 27th 2011 from the cabin of a Qantas 737 on flight QF574 from Perth to Sydney Australia.

How did my potential audience jump so quickly?? Mike had a friend contact me by Skype from Osaka Japan and I was invited by Saul Fleischman [@oskasaul] to become part of his Social Media Moguls Tribe on which has just over 20 members but which then has a combined audience of nearly 1 million Twitter followers.

Social Media really does allow individuals to have extraordinary reach that only huge multi national broadcasters could have had just a few short years ago.

What does that mean?? Well if I want to ask a question about anything, make a positive observation or sound off about a bad customer experience I have had recently, how many people might have the opportunity of seeing it?? Let's count the ways that my Social Media network has spread:

twitter [@waynemansfield ] 123,000 direct connections PLUS the multiplier effect within twitters 200 million members
LinkedIn [] 7890 1st level connections with a 3 level deep network of 19.8 million
Facebook [ ] 4,000 friends and 10 "pages" with a HUGE reach within the 700 million Facebook pool

then add my regular email campaigns to a database approaching 200,000 and wow, do I have the ability to talk to a crowd.

Want to be part of this?? Let me know where you would like to join in and I will help make it happen - would it be Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or one of our newsletter databases...

Look out Rupert Murdoch - here I come!

Blogged from: Location:37,000 ft above Australia

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sir Cliff Richard pissed off with publicity stunt claims

London, June 20: British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard is annoyed with the claims that his impromptu singalong at Wimbledon in 1996 was a publicity stunt.  

The 70-year-old had led the singalong on the Centre Court when the rain stopped the play. However, he is pissed off with the claims that it was a publicity stunt.

A spokesperson for the singer has clarified that the star sang after Wimbledon officials, who had asked him for an interview, suggested that he should sing. 

"There is a story afoot that Cliff's impromptu singalong at Wimbledon was engineered by his then PR Company. This was not the case," the Daily Express quoted his spokesman as saying on his website.

"Cliff was approached by Wimbledon officials initially for a straightforward interview and they subsequently suggested that he sing a song or two," the spokesman added.

Copyright Asian News International/

Rain in Perth

Just started again writing every day... it will help the process of getting on top of all the opportunities.

Lots of planning going into our trip to Kenya to donate goats to the massai people and to have a short safari... lots of photo's promised

Saturday, June 18, 2011

iPad2 Application

Just downloaded new blog application BlogPressto my iPad2 so I ccan write where ever I am. And the cameras seem to work well... here is a sneak preview of the work I have to do for the weekend.

I haven't found the spell check yet so that could be a problem!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Open Letter to Alan Joyce CEO Qantas

Perth Qantas Lounge Sunday June 6 th 2011

Mr Joyce

Doesn't Qantas care about it's passengers any more?

For more years than I call to remember I have been travelling Perth to Brisbane on Sunday evenings leaving about 11pm getting to Brisbane at 5am Monday morning. We have scheduled our Brisbane seminars around this service...

But for a reason that nobody is willing to tell me, no service tonight. My options are to leave earlier and pay for accomdation in Brisbane or fly Jetstar which leaves at 12.30 pm [fingers crossed as the 2 previous planes are running late...] and arriving at 7am.

June 1st was supposed to be a new era in excess luggage charges for Qantas - a reversion to charging by the piece but tonight I have copped a $287 charge [19 kilos @$15/kg] so to fly on thr budget airline is costing me more than the "full service" big brother.

Mr Joyce... Qantas can and should do better.... Don't you think??

Wayne Mansfield Gold Frequent Flyer 3244129
Totally ticked off by Qantas again...