The financial services industry is not exactly a trailblazer when it comes to Twitter. That said, there are still some top-notch advisors and thought leaders worth checking out. Here is a list worth following:
@ReformedBroker (26,000 followers) -- Downtown Josh Brown is a New York City-based financial advisor and author of The Reformed Broker blog. He shares solid information and will make you laugh too, from time to time.
@140Limited (Less than 1,000 followers) -- Ron Rhoades, the new chair of NAPFA, lets the world know his strong feelings about all things related to the word "fiduciary."
@MichaelKitces (3,000 followers) -- Michael Kitces, a regular conference speaker and publisher of The Kitces Report and the blog Nerd's Eye View. He might be a nerd, but that is why it is worth reading his wisdom.
@StephSammons (4,000 followers) -- Stephanie Sammons helps financial advisors and professionals build online influence.
@behaviorgap (6,000 followers) -- Carl Richards communicates to investors in a simple, straightforward manner. If you are not familiar with his sketches, check them out, and you will see a true example of how a picture tells a thousand words.
@CarolynMcC (1,000 followers) -- Carolyn McClanahan combines financial planning and physician expertise to passionately share her thoughts on the 2,409 pages of the health-care reform law.
@TimMaurer (1,000 followers) -- Tim Maurer has a wonderful ability to simplify complicated financial service topics for the common investor. Links to his videos are great to click on.
@BillWinterberg (4,000 followers) -- Bill Winterberg keeps you updated on the latest and greatest. Learn how technology helps a business become more efficient and effective.
@ricedelman (2,000 followers) -- Ric Edelman has received recognition for being one of the top advisors in the United States and he shares great information. (Ric, time to start "following" others, though.)
@jamesacoxiii (14,000 followers) -- Jamie Cox shows how advisors can do a great job of sharing information and opinions. He also interacts well with others.
Notice one of your favorite tweeters missing from the list? Please paste the Twitter link in the comments area below.
Of course, do not forget to follow:
@ByrnesConsultin -- All things practice management, with lots of social media insights.
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Hopefully these tweeters serve as a positive example of how to use Twitter, and by following them, hopefully you learn some great information.
Mike Byrnes founded Byrnes Consulting to provide consulting services to help advisors become even more successful. His expertise is in business planning, marketing strategy, business development, client service and management effectiveness, along with several other areas. Read more at ByrnesConsulting.com and follow @ByrnesConsultin.