Quite often interesting or unusual topics will confront people, providing an idea or a stimulus for action that might follow. This could include the germs of ideas for projects and the thought of topics that might translate into speeches and presentations. Unless the thought is put down at the time it occurs, it will in all likelihood not be remembered later and therefore becomes lost.
It can be wise to carry a small, unobtrusive notebook which can accomodate a few key words or succinct thoughts about these good ideas when they occur. Once noted down, the thought is intact, preserved for later recall and development.
A source book can be an invaluable tool and useful prompt for the development of future speech presentations and/or workshop topics.