Originally Posted by mn086
We got proper cat harnesses which are better than just a collar and leash. They go around the neck and also the chest behind the front legs and then the leash attaches to the bit that goes around the chest, it is less "pully" for them. If you get one of these and just put the harness bit on first and let the cat run around for a few minutes a day with that on and then gradually introduce the leash bit after a few days. We found that once our kittens were outside, they completely forgot about the leash! Distraction as always is a great thing with cats who don't want to do something you need them to do. Good luck!
A few minutes a day, with a play session as a distraction, should work. Definitely get a harness, rather than trying to attach a leash to a collar, which is way too easy to slip out of.
Keep in mind that your cat will walk you, rather than the other way around. I usually take along some reading material, just in case "we" are waylaying birds, etc..