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We Are All Busy, Aren't We?

Work, day to day responsibilities, friends, gym, and a bit more of work, and maybe learning a foreign language (inc. Chinese) always keep us away from joining events; but that shouldn't be the case. Especially in a city like Shanghai, where every day there are infinite options of events to join. From innovative tech forums to enlightening self-development seminars and memorable networking evenings, all of them in this amazing city we live in.

In the business world, time is precious, and you might be wondering, why should I attend those kinds of events? Well, we are telling you, attending events is much more than just showing up, grabbing some free snacks, listening and passing out business cards. It is an experience that offers you many benefits not only professionally but also personally. Here are some reasons why you should make time to attend an event.

1. Networking

Have you seen those people entering a meeting room and immediately start chatting with others? Ever wonder how they do it? Networking is the answer, they have done it and know how to do it. Events are often designed to help people meet others. After a couple of events, you will be comfortable with breaking the ice and start new conversations with anyone. Even if you consider yourself as a shy person, with some practice and time you will become that easy-going, extrovert person you always wanted to be.

2. Let people know who you are

New in this city? Willing to expand your social circle? Go to an event! Attending events gives you exposure to people you would not normally come into contact with. This will allow you to engage with a like-minded community and get that feeling of belongingness we are all looking for. Sometimes there is nothing better than forgetting about work and just going out to meet new friends.

3. Open your mind to new ideas

Attending events is not only useful to meet new people but also to learn from each other. It is so easy to get caught in our own bubble and forget that there is a whole world out there, full of new ideas and different points of view. At an event, you might find lots of people wanting to share their knowledge and experiences with you. There is always something new to learn! Isn't it exciting?

4. Next step in the career

Whether you are a business driven person looking for a co-founder for your great business idea, or you are a student looking for some exciting internship opportunities? Participating in an event is a great source of like-minded people, with the willingness of doing something more, going for an extra mile, starting a new adventure or already working on some special projects. Events are the great place to find some new opportunities for yourself for the next stage of career.

5. Have some fun

Get out of the comfort zone and have some fun doing something new and different!

Whether you’re new in Shanghai, looking for a job or simply seeking to broaden your horizons, you should definitely join events more often. So, the next time you receive an invitation to attend an event, think about all the benefits we already mentioned and RSVP YES!

There are tons of events for all industries and all interests. It is just a matter to find the right one for you, and here at China Classifieds, we help you finding it out.

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Written by Alejandra

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