The Urban Cat League has produced three excellent videos on socializing cats.
The series of ‘Tough Love’ videos show a rescuer removing kittens from their nest and gradually getting them used to being with people, eating with them, being picked up etc.
The same principles apply to adult cats.
Please take the time to watch them – they’re very informative and will get you off to a great start.
Getting them used to being picked up:
Some videos demonstrating TTouch: