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Alysia Allen is the founder of Mocha Girls Read, a Meetup book club that began with 12 women in Inglewood, California, and now has more than 10,000 members across the United States in 14 cities and two virtual communities. 11 years ago, Alysia was an introverted bookworm who never quite saw herself as a leader. Now she sits down with David as an award-winning organizer to share her own personal transformation and the “secret sauce” that makes her book club so successful. They discuss the finer details, like membership expansion through social media photos, as well as how reading stretches your independence and empathy muscles. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Jonathon Stalls spent 242 days walking from the coast of Delaware to the Pacific Ocean. He is also the founder of Walk2Connect - Mile High Ramblers Chapter, a decade-old Meetup group that has linked more than 3,250 members through the spiritual and physical journey of walking. In his book, Walk, Jonathon recounts his adventure, sharing how he overcame the terror of the unknown, how the long walk became an important part of his coming out experience, and the lessons he learned about people and cities. He sits down with David to chat about the power of movement, the profound wisdom he gained from staying with 120 strangers on his journey, pedestrian advocacy, and more. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Ken Tucker, the “conversation and relationship expert,” is a Fortune 500 strategist, international speaker, and CEO of the management consulting firm KTA Solutions. As if that weren’t enough, Ken is also the best-selling author of six books on self-reflection and self-improvement! He sits down with David to discuss navigating unexpected twists and turns in conversation with new people, avoiding “argument culture,” how to embrace change, and how to keep conversation worthwhile in a long-term relationship. Learn how to be a better friend, coworker, and partner by harnessing the power of conversation. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
John Cass is an innovator. 20 years ago, he was on the ground floor of blogging as a marketing tool. In 2001, when he got interested in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), few of his colleagues knew what he was talking about. A cutting-edge marketing guru, John has been the organizer of the Boston Agile Marketing Group for more than a decade. This niche community that began with John and two colleagues has since blossomed into a major education and networking resource for more than 800 members. His group has inspired similar communities in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Seattle. David sits down to chat with John about his agile marketing method, a flexible and forward-thinking business solution whose principles can be applied to any discipline.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Seth Besmertnik is the CEO of Conductor, an organic marketing and SEO platform. As two CEOs of former WeWork companies, Seth and David sit down to discuss their lived experiences as CEOs working in similar conditions. Seth has developed a leadership style that emphasizes trust and transparency. He shares some useful tips on how to drive engagement, innovation, and growth by adopting a people-centric approach. David and Seth also talk about maximizing your team’s motivation, creativity, and overall potential by cultivating safe spaces.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Audrey Heller is the founder of The Novel Tourists of Philadelphia, a Meetup book club for adventurers. She attended her first-ever Meetup event one lonely New Year’s Day and had an incredibly heartwarming experience. Ten years later, when she moved to Philadelphia and “literally did not know anybody,” she returned to Meetup—this time as an organizer. Her idea was simple, but brilliant: hosting fun explorations inspired by the books you’re reading. She expected a handful of people to join, but in just one month, her Meetup group had 200 members! Audrey and David give advice for future book club organizers, chat about the importance of building connections between people of all ages, and discuss what happiness looks like. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Daniel Liebeskind is the co-founder and CEO of Topia, a virtual gathering platform that helps people create a social experience in the metaverse. In 2020, Topia was one of the co-hosts of the first-ever virtual Burning Man, a “vibey” virtual vacation and spiritual retreat with over 20,000 attendees. Daniel and David sit down to discuss the profound impact of IRL connections, the challenges of online-only interactions, and how Meetup events in the metaverse can bridge that gap. The conversation touches on everything from the link between wizardry and coding to the lack of serendipity on Zoom. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
How to Handle Stress

How to Handle Stress

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Deborah Gilboa (aka “Dr. G”) is a family physician, as well as a frequent feature on TODAY, Good Morning America, and The New York Times. She’s fluent in American Sign Language, a leading expert on stress management strategies, and the author of From Stressed to Resilient: The Guide to Handle More and Feel It Less. Dr. G and David sit down to discuss why change of all sizes is so hard for people to cope with. They chat about everything from anxiety-relief life hacks, brain chemistry, and runaway feelings to Dr. G’s mission to redefine the word “resilience” in everyday usage.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Rachel Herman was a graduate student at NYU when she discovered her calling to support pet owners in need. Now she’s the executive director of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), the largest organization in New York City that pairs volunteers with senior pet owners facing physical and financial burdens. Through her work with PAWS, Rachel has been recognized as the New Yorker of the Week, a Top 40 under 40 figure, and a New York Times Holiday Hero. She and David chat about the social aspect of pet ownership, the incredibly enriching experience of volunteering with the elderly, how to make a long-term difference through servant leadership, and more.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Brandon Emerick, the organizer of the Permaculture/Sustainable Living Meetup Group, used to not believe in climate change. One high school research assignment and a few hours on Google Scholar later, he was convinced. These days, Brandon is deeply dedicated to educating the world about sustainable living. He and David sit down to discuss everything from energy-efficient appliances and co-housing arrangements to running for local government positions with an environmental agenda. They even touch on connecting with nature, the philosophy of negative utilitarianism, and the social aspects of fighting for a cause. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Bradi Nathan joins the podcast to talk about the life and legacy of her son, Jack. He set up an art studio in the basement of his fraternity house to channel his feelings of anxiety and depression. Soon after, he parlayed his love of art into a way to help other kids who felt the way he did. Jack founded a website called Happy Jack’s World, to support mental health organizations. Sadly, Jack passed away in 2020. Bradi and David discuss how she has continued what Jack started, what perseverance looks like, and the importance of being outspoken about the common struggles we all face. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
David Meltzer is a three-time international best-selling author, top 100 business coach, host of top entrepreneurial podcast The Playbook, and so much more. It’s easy to see why David Siegel thinks he “may be the busiest person alive!” The two Davids sit down to discuss Mr. Meltzer’s transformative path from multi-millionaire business prodigy to losing it all, then building his life and career back the right way. They touch on the dangers of arrogance, the power of an open heart, how to stay energized, and how to move on from mindsets that are holding you back.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer.  Order your copy today!
Arjay Ruggles has done it all. He was a self-described Neopets supernerd, a successful makeup artist, an IT specialist, and a sex worker before founding HomeRoom, the first-ever Discord community management agency. These days, Arjay is on the cutting edge of community-centered business, helping companies navigate the evolving tech landscape while retaining real-world values. He and David discuss the dos and don’ts of startups, user experience versus human experience, and how to stay true to yourself in a business context. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Order your copy today!
Danielle Bayard Jackson taught high school English for six years, where she learned a thing or two about coaching people through interpersonal issues. Now, as a certified friendship coach, Danielle helps adults improve their overall wellbeing by teaching them how to make new connections and create more depth in their relationships. She and David chat about why adult friendships are a necessity, not a luxury. From there, they dive into parents modeling healthy friendships for their kids, how to be more intentional with social plans, and the often overlooked value of loose ties. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer.  Order your copy today!
Gerald Soriano grew up in Hawaii, then lived in Milwaukee, Cleveland, and the Bay Area. Everywhere he’s gone, Meetup has played an important role in his story. From helping him land a pivotal internship to making lifelong friendships, Meetup became a constant in Gerald’s life. These days, he’s using the platform as a leadership opportunity through co-organizing the AR/VR Creators Meetup group. Gerald chats with David about spreading the aloha spirit through Meetup, how to pinpoint and pursue your own reason for being, and why you should keep smiling through these difficult times.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer.  Order your copy today!
We’re flipping the script on Keep Connected! In this episode, host becomes guest and guest becomes host when author, CEO, and founder of Daybreaker, Radha Agrawal interviews Meetup CEO and Keep Connected host David Siegel. This episode delves into topics from David’s new book, Decide & Conquer, a guide for decision-making that’s sure to help new and seasoned leaders alike. Don’t miss this chance to hear from the leader of Meetup on how to run a company, how to make smart decisions, and how to build a culture of community, even during a pandemic. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Pre-order your copy today!
Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano are the duo behind the cult favorite podcast Friendshipping, as well as a book of the same name that explores the art of finding friends. No strangers to the Meetup community, Jenn and Trin’s Meetup Live event had the most RSVPs of 2021. They’re back to discuss creating new friendships, deepening current friendships, and reconnecting with friends from your past. The conversation expands to the parallels between friending and dating, the do’s and dont’s of workplace friendships, and what you can learn from 42 seasons of Survivor. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Pre-order your copy today!
Nearly 10 years ago, Nina Baltierra founded the Bull City Beer Runners in Durham. Now her group is one of Meetup’s largest running communities, with more than 1600 members. Not a pure running lover by heart, Nina’s group has been a huge source of personal motivation and accountability. Over time, Beer Runners has evolved into a “home base” for friends who support each other in all kinds of ways, like weeding poison ivy from a member’s backyard! Learn from a real grassroots organizer what it takes to establish, expand, and enhance your own home base. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Pre-order your copy today!
Daniel Findlay used to struggle with social anxiety and a lack of confidence: now he teaches social skills to CEOs. His coaching method helps clients develop confidence and self-esteem by focusing on listening skills, small talk, building rapport, and polite assertiveness. Learn from a self-described introvert how to use simple conversation hacks that inspire genuine connection. As someone whose life was transformed by becoming a Meetup member four years ago, Daniel also gives practical advice from the experience of attending his first event. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Pre-order your copy today!
Steven Petrow, Washington Post columnist and author of Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old, joins the Keep Connected podcast to discuss community building at any age. In this talk on aging gracefully and living well, you’ll learn to fight loneliness, make new friends, and hear the difference between being alone and being lonely. Find out how to spot inauthentic relationships and cultivate authentic ones that will last well into your later years. Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel is a podcast about the power of community. For more details on other episodes, visit Keep Connected on the Meetup Community Matters blog.We hope you’ll keep connected with us. Drop us a line at podcast@meetup.com. If you like the podcast, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts!Learn more about Keep Connected host David Siegel’s experience as a leader and decision maker in his book, Decide & Conquer. Pre-order your copy today!
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Gordon Bingeman

I really enjoyed this episode. I learned a alot and have an accounting and financial background. Great work

Jul 24th
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Pam P

This episode was about a different topic than I expected. It's about how to possibly host successful events for people to make connections with others. It's about facilitating and creating the opportunities for people to meet.

Feb 17th
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Robin Bensinger

Awesome!!!

Mar 31st
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