The one-page ChatGPT (generative AI) user guide for Chairs and CEOs

As generative AI (ChatGPT) is here to stay and most of our clients are new to this, we developed this one-page user guide (early 2023).

The two key questions to ask your organization are:

What opportunities does generative AI (ChatGPT) provide for increased productivity, process automation, and new products and services?

What risks come with generative AI (ChatGPT), and how do we mitigate them?

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Do not share confidential information with ChatGPT and do not use ChatGPT as a Google search machine, but elaborate as much as possible on what you would like the digital assistant to help you with using this prompt guide for inspiration:

  1. Tone: Specify the desired tone (e.g., formal, casual, informative, persuasive).
  2. Format: Define the format or structure (e.g., essay, bullet points, outline, dialogue).
  3. Act as: Indicate a role or perspective to adopt (e.g., expert, critic, enthusiast).
  4. Objective: State the goal or purpose of the response (e.g., inform, persuade, entertain).
  5. Context: Provide background information, data, or context for accurate content generation.
  6. Scope: Define the scope or range of the topic.
  7. Keywords: List essential keywords or phrases to be included.
  8. Limitations: Specify constraints, such as word or character count.
  9. Examples: Provide desired style, structure, or content examples.
  10. Deadline: Mention deadlines or time frames for time-sensitive responses.
  11. Audience: Specify the target audience for tailored content.
  12. Language: Indicate the language for the response if different from the prompt.
  13. Citations: Request the inclusion of citations or sources to support information.
  14. Points of view: Ask Al to consider multiple perspectives or opinions.
  15. Counterarguments: Request addressing potential counterarguments.
  16. Terminology: Specify industry-specific or technical terms to use or avoid.
  17. Analogies: Ask Al to use analogies or examples to clarify concepts.
  18. Quotes: Request to include relevant quotes or statements from experts.
  19. Statistics: Encourage using statistics or data to support claims.
  20. Visual elements: Inquire about including charts, graphs, or images.
  21. Call to action: Request a clear call to action or next steps.
  22. Sensitivity: Mention sensitive topics or issues to be handled carefully or avoided.

If you are not fully satisfied with the answer provided, keep fine-tuning your request until you are.

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