Master the Perfect ChatGPT Prompt Formula (in just 8 minutes)!

I usually am a humble person, but I have to say that if you want to quickly master ChatGPT or Google Bard, then you just need what I share in this video. This fast formula is enough. Let’s get started!

Hello friends, welcome back to my channel. If you’re new here, my name is Jeff and I work in the technology industry. If you’re like me a few months ago, you understand that AI commands are a very important skill. But you don’t really know why some commands work and others don’t. The common answer is that some can accurately generate the answers you need. Since then, I have spent hundreds of hours learning tips and techniques and applying what I’ve learned in my daily life. Now, in this video, I will share them with you – the six basic elements that a good prompt should have. You can use clues like these to generate high-quality answers multiple times.

First, you not only need to know what the six elements are, which are task, context, demonstration, persona, format, and tone, but you also need to understand them. These elements are arranged in order of importance. Let me explain them to you with a simple example. I am a man weighing 70kg, give me a 3-month training plan. The first part is the context, and the second part is the task. Why is this important? It is higher than the context because if we separate the task, we can still get meaningful results. But if we only provide context to ChatGPT, it won’t get anything. In other words, the task is necessary, the context and demonstration are important, and the persona, format, and tone are the most important.

When you write the prompt, check this mental checklist. This formula can remind you to include the right amount of relevant information. And in the next section, you will learn that not all prompts are good. All six elements should be used. So now let’s use an example to break down each element one by one. Let’s start with the task first. The main principle is that the task sentence should start with a verb, such as generate, give, write, analyze, etc., and clearly state your end goal. We can write a very simple task, such as create a 3-month training plan, or a more complex task, including analyzing hundreds of user feedback, sharing the top 3 insights, and categorizing user feedback based on team follow-up.

The second element is context. This is the most difficult part because technically, there is no end to the information you can provide. I have found that asking yourself these three questions is very helpful in providing enough information to ChatGPT to generate high-quality output. First, what is the user’s background? Second, what does success look like? Third, what is their environment like? Going back to the exercise example, now I can write something like this: I am a man weighing 70kg. My goal is to gain 5kg of muscle in the next 3 months. I can only go to the gym twice a week, 1 hour each time. Create a 3-month training plan for me. Do I still have any other information? Of course, there is. I just practice things that are comfortable for me, like muscles needed to post handsome selfies online. But the key to efficient use of ChatGPT and Bard is to provide them with enough information to manage endless choices. By the way, even though this video doesn’t have a sponsor, you can still support me by subscribing to my channel. Check out the link below to learn more about Google Office productivity tips.

Next, demonstration. Actually, it’s just about giving examples. Basically, all the big language models research has shown that including examples in the prompt can greatly improve the quality of the output. Give simple examples. This is a rough quote from a resume. Now we let ChatGPT use this framework to rewrite the resume. I did X, measured the results with Y, and the final impact was Z. This is actually the best way to write your resume. So this is how you write your resume. For example, I taught nurses a new treatment protocol, reducing hospital mortality by 10%, equivalent to saving 200 lives every year. This is a relatively complex example.

The last element is tone. Then we integrate all the elements and talk about a case. The good news is that the tone is easy to understand. Use a relaxed or formal tone, or write smart and creepy answers, or show enthusiasm or pessimism. But the bad news is that usually, there is less regret when modifiers are used. So I will share with you a professional tip and let ChatGPT know the feeling you are looking for. For example, I will write an email to a team that I have never interacted with. I hope to catch their attention. At the same time, I don’t want to appear shy and awkward. Can you give me more than 5 keywords for the tone? So that I can use them to write your ChatGPT prompt. You know, now I can write in the prompt. Use clear and concise language. Write a friendly and confident email. Combine all the elements. Let’s see the complete prompt.


You are an Apple employee, a Senior Product Marketing Manager. This is the persona. You have just released a new product, the Apple Car, a collaboration between Apple and Tesla. You have received twelve thousand pre-orders, 200% higher than expected. This is the context. Write an email to your boss, Tim Cook, and share the good news. This is the task. The email should include a summary of the project background, explain why you created this product, the business performance, plus quantitative indicators. Then start with a paragraph thanking the product and engineering teams. Use clear and concise language. Write the email with a confident and friendly tone. That’s the tone.

Note that if I have a ready-made letter as a reference, I can delete it and give ChatGPT instructions directly. Copy and paste the email you found earlier. Then you can compare this prompt and the difference between the two outputs generated by a simpler prompt. I have just announced a new product, the Apple Car. I have received twelve thousand pre-orders. Please write an email to my boss to report this issue. These two emails have a big difference in terms of specificity and usefulness.

Now you know the basic tips for the prompt. My next video will take you from beginner to advanced. So make sure to subscribe to my channel and don’t miss it. Go and check out my video on ChatGPT productivity toolbar. See you in the next video, and until then, have a great day.


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