As someone who has been in the business and marketing world for a long time, I’ve seen countless tools and technologies come and go. But when I first heard about ChatGPT, I was ALL IN. The idea of a machine that could write natural language based on a prompt you give it is truly amazing. However, I’ve seen a lot of people making a mistake with ChatGPT that I want to address today. (I did an extensive podcast on the subject that you should definitely listen to here).
How to Maximize Your Chat GPT Experience
The biggest mistake people are making is that they’re treating ChatGPT like it’s Google. With Google, you type in a query and you get a bunch of websites that are trying to sell you something or give you information. ChatGPT is very different. It’s like having super smart, super fast assistant who can write stuff for you based on the information you give it. The catch is, it doesn’t fact-check or have feelings or opinions, so you gotta refine what it gives you. But you have to remember that it can’t verify its authenticity, and it might be opinionated or biased. So, it’s up to you to refine and guide its responses.
The key to getting the most out of ChatGPT is to refine, refine, refine. When you get a response, don’t just accept it. Treat ChatGPT like a virtual assistant who has no feelings or emotions. Tell it to go back to the drawing board and refine or rewrite its response. But in order to get a better response, you need to give it more information. Be an active participant and give more detail and specific instructions in your prompt.
Here are 10 prompt examples to get you started:
- Provide more specific examples that illustrate how I would do this.
- Rewrite the above in more simple language.
- Rewrite the above to be more concise using fewer words.
- Can you provide more detail or simplifications so that someone without industry knowledge or experience could better understand this?
- Suggest for me alternative ways to phrase the following to be more engaging or more persuasive.
- Can you write the response using language that matches my brand’s tone and voice?
- Suggest for me ways to personalize the above response so that it’s more relatable to an audience of [insert audience specifics here].
- Rewrite and provide specific examples or personal experiences or anecdotes that support the message.
- Rewrite the following so it sounds more conversational, adding more personality and humor.
- Rewrite the above, but eliminate mentioning or referencing [insert specifics here].
It Won’t Replace Humans
The more specific you can be in your prompts, the better. Give ChatGPT details about your ideal customer, the special offer or message you’re trying to convey, and the tone or voice you want to use. Play with it longer and give it more context and instructions. You’ll be amazed at the responses you get.
One thing to keep in mind is that ChatGPT is just one tool in your toolbox. It’s not a replacement for your own creativity or human connections. Use it to supplement your own ideas and research. And always remember to use your own judgment and critical thinking when evaluating its responses.
Here are some prompts I personally use all the time: “simplify what I wrote, make it shorter, make it easy to understand for people who don’t know the industry, suggest alternative ways to say it, write it in my brand’s tone, personalize it for a specific audience, use personal experiences to support the message, make it more conversational and add some humor, and rewrite it without mentioning a specific avatar but with the tone that avatar would relate to.”
(Phew- enjoy that bonus list of prompts!). I just get a kick out of making it work over and over based on what I want things to sound like, and if I’m feeling extra funny or creative.
I mean- you can choose a celebrity and ask ChatGPT to create something in that person’s style/voice.
Look, ChatGPT is an incredible tool that can help you write natural language quickly and easily. But to get the most out of it, you need to refine and guide its responses. Give it more information and be an active participant in the process. With a little patience and practice, you’ll be able to use ChatGPT to create amazing content and messages that resonate with your audience.
The key is to be patient and play around with it until you get what you need. Don’t be afraid to refine and give it more info. Trust me, it’s worth it!
Check out these resources on ChatGPT:
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