51 episodes

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Ranked among the top 25 CEO podcasts, tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today! For podcast questions, topic suggestions, or just to connect, reach out to us at podcast@meetup.com

Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel Meetup LLC

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    • 5.0 • 286 Ratings

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Ranked among the top 25 CEO podcasts, tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today! For podcast questions, topic suggestions, or just to connect, reach out to us at podcast@meetup.com

    Sowing the Seeds of Joy

    Sowing the Seeds of Joy

    Monique Rhodes was adopted into a difficult situation in New Zealand. By her early teens she was quite depressed, and at 19 years old hit rock bottom when she attempted to take her own life. Since then, she’s been on a journey of resilience and self-discovery that has utterly transformed her experience as a human being on Earth. From a four-year motorcycle trip through India, to studying with the Dalai Lama, and moving to Costa Rica without a single prior connection, Monique’s path continues to unfold in a way that values firsthand experience, novelty, intentionality, and audacity. She and David sit down to discuss the revolutionary role of meditation in Monique’s life, friendship and spirituality crossovers, how world travel can be a practice of gratitude, and much 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!

    • 47 min
    The Power of Introductions

    The Power of Introductions

    From investment banker, to four-time CFO, to operating partner at a top venture capital firm, to board of directors member, to lecturer at Stanford University—Jeff Epstein has done it all. Over the years, his experience, contacts, and willingness to both teach and learn have helped him become what David refers to as “the trillion dollar connector.” In fact, Jeff has facilitated nearly 9,500 high-level business connections, leading to hundreds of executive hires, sales, and startup investments. He and David reflect on their 20 years of friendship, then reveal some insider knowledge about executive leadership. Topics include the “win-win-win” power of professional introductions, why the best CEOs make as few decisions as possible, what a board of directors actually does, 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!

    • 38 min
    Why Happiness Needs Gratitude

    Why Happiness Needs Gratitude

    Andrew Horn is the co-founder and CEO of Tribute, a company that has been called “Hallmark 2.0” because its modern technology is keeping the old tradition of showing appreciation alive. With nearly 6 million collaborative videos created, Tribute has brought 82% of its customers to tears of joy! Andrew and David sit down to discuss the relevance of appreciation in both professional and personal life. They touch on the habit of gratitude, the concept of positive peer pressure, the importance of building social rituals when you’re in a leadership role, and how sharing our imperfections actually brings us closer together and demonstrates strength.

    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!

    • 44 min
    The Underrated Power of Thinking Big

    The Underrated Power of Thinking Big

    JeVon McCormick has a success story for the ages. The son of an orphaned sex worker and a drug dealer, JeVon grew up poor in the 1970s without reliable access to food, water, and electricity. Experiencing an identity crisis and lack of belonging as a mixed-race person, he also faced long periods of abandonment and several stints in juvenile prison. Today, JeVon is not only a mentor to high-risk youth, but the CEO of Scribe, a publisher whose company culture has been ranked #1 in the United States. Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, Jevon is also the best-selling author of Modern Leader, in parts memoir and outside-the-box business strategy. Jevon and David sit down to discuss personal definitions of success, the connections between possibility and responsibility, as well as the corporate world’s changing tides in regard to the leadership “playbook.”

    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!

    • 51 min
    A New Chapter of Friendship

    A New Chapter of Friendship

    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!

    • 32 min
    Deepening Connections by Walking

    Deepening Connections by Walking

    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!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings

Brian W. Piper ,

Great conversations on connection

Really enjoy David’s discussions with his guests on connection, networking, and the power of friendship. Great questions, stories, and actionable insights.

jay weinb ,

Keep connected

I LOVE David’s energy ! His choice of guests are great , and I always come away w a concrete action to improve my life/attitude .

MediaMoggul ,

Engaging and Insightful Conversations

Keep Connected has thoughtful conversations with key takeaways that are valuable to anyone especially entrepreneurs, business owners or community leaders. The host David is fun and intelligent.

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