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In 2012, I was invited to speak at a credit union in Michigan about different ways its staff could reach out to millennials and convince them to become members. At the time, I wrote a column for CU Times, Gen Y Back Talk, so I had researched this topic extensively. Having no public speaking experience, I was hesitant to accept, but decided to go for it. You can’t grow if you don’t step out of your comfort zone, right?

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as managing editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 13 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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