For those of you interested in generating awareness for your company or your personal brand, consider ramping up speaking engagements. In this article, Anvil Media and pdxMindShare founder Kent Lewis outlines best practices for becoming a professional speaker or presenter. Before submitting to speaking opportunities, there are a few interim steps you can and should take to round out your credentials. These steps include generating expert quotes in industry articles and receiving industry awards and recognition. The article outlines the steps to generating awareness and income from professional speaking.