Hi fellow hackers,
I decided I want to get into speaking. I did quite a few (35+) technical talks, including two keynotes at international conferences. I spoke at well known events such as EclipseCon or the International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE).
I did those talks mainly to present my research findings during my PhD studies and my research work at Microsoft.
Now, I want to shift away from the academic world, and speak more at industry conferences. I am also not looking to speak at pay to speak events. Rather, I am looking for compensated gigs. At least travel and accommodation must be covered.
What is my best strategy to get started?
Are such sites worth the effort to maintain a profile?
What else should I be doing to "advertise" and get in contact with the right people?