The style and structure of a meeting should be considered in relation to the expected level of formality.
While you should always aim to prepare a meeting that is professional and has clear aims within a
business environment, you might find that certain meetings can be more flexible in terms of the style
used. The level of formality should also have an impact on the type of language used by the individual
leading a meeting.
Board meetings or AGMs are for example likely to be formal and require a structure that needs to be
followed. Important details will usually be presented such as financial and operational information to
key stakeholders. For this reason, the meeting may require equipment that enables the demonstration
of visual data. Minutes are also more likely to be taken in formal meetings.