How to Start Using ChatGPT

Get better results from ChatGPT and other generative AI chatbots.

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT have revolutionized how we do work. The best way to get started? It’s easy: just start using it!

First, get a ChatGPT account. Get a paid one if you can. It’s $20/month and you can cancel it at any time.

Next, read some blog posts about getting the most out of the application. Here are some I’ve written to start with:

Improve Your Prompt Crafting

You’ll want to get serious about prompt crafting (aka prompt engineering or prompt tuning). Spend no less than 15 minutes using ChatGPT every day for the next two weeks.

Want to get super serious about ChatGPT? We offer Prompt Crafting workshops for you and your company. Learn more here.

Ask ChatGPT for Advice

When it comes to learning how to use ChatGPT, there’s no better teacher — assuming you know how to ask — than ChatGPT itself, which offers this guide on how to write good prompts:

  1. Be clear and concise: Make sure your prompt is easy to understand and doesn’t contain unnecessary information. A clear and concise prompt will help ChatGPT understand what you’re looking for and provide a more accurate response.
  2. Provide context: It’s helpful to provide some context for your prompt so that ChatGPT can better understand the question or topic at hand. This can be done by providing a brief explanation or background information.
  3. Use specific language: Using specific language in your prompt will help ChatGPT provide a more accurate and relevant response. Instead of using broad terms like “technology,” for example, be more specific and use terms like “artificial intelligence” or “machine learning.”
  4. Ask open-ended questions: ChatGPT is designed to generate text and respond to prompts, so asking open-ended questions will help generate more engaging responses. Instead of asking a closed question that requires a simple “yes” or “no” response, ask questions that encourage ChatGPT to share more information and insights.
  5. Be respectful: ChatGPT is a machine, but it’s important to remember that it’s designed to interact with humans. As such, it’s important to be respectful and avoid using inappropriate or offensive language.
  6. Check for clarity and accuracy: Before submitting your prompt, make sure it’s clear, accurate, and grammatically correct. This will help ChatGPT better understand what you’re asking and provide a more accurate response.
  7. Have a specific goal in mind: It’s important to have a specific goal in mind when writing a prompt for ChatGPT. What do you want to learn or achieve with your prompt? Having a clear goal in mind will help you write a more focused and effective prompt.

Overall, writing good prompts for ChatGPT is about being clear, concise, and specific. By following these guidelines, you can create prompts that help ChatGPT generate more engaging and insightful responses.

Ask Us for Help

If you’re stuck or simply want to raise your game, we offer Prompt Crafting workshops for you and your company.