Q: What’s a good way to get a speaking engagement that will boost my visibility in my field?
A: if you have a local practice, reach out to your local Bar Association and propose a practical topic, such as Tops Tips on Staying Up To Date (in your field) for Better Client Service. Generally, the local Bar will be happy to bring in new speakers on new topics. Then, reprint the announcement of the talk and send it to clients and prospective clients, with a note that you’re thinking of them. Similarly, if you have a national, federal practice, for example, get involved in the appropriate ABA Committee and offer to moderate a panel at the mid-year or annual meeting. You can also volunteer to speak at your Chamber of Commerce, to bring you in touch with business people, not just lawyers.