Mint's ChatGPT prompting guide

Mint's ChatGPT prompting guide

22 May 2023

ChatGPT is an incredibly powerful tool for generating content and providing answers to a wide range of questions. However, it's not always easy to get the tool to provide exactly what you're looking for. 

Here's our three-step prompting guide to help you get results.

Step 1: You need to clarify the task you want ChatGPT to complete.

This means writing in clear, natural language when giving the AI tool a task to tackle. The more specific you can be, the better. 

For example, instead of simply asking ChatGPT to "write me a blog post about ChatGPT", you could ask it to "write a blog post about how ChatGPT can be used for content creation, in around 500 words". This will help ChatGPT provide more relevant and specific content.

Step 2: Give ChatGPT context.

For example, you might provide information about the age and size of your target audience, or even the specific location you're targeting. This will help ChatGPT generate content that is more tailored to your needs. 

So using our previous example, the added context could be; ‘write me a blog post about how chatGPT can be used for content creation, that will be read by marketing managers and C-suite employees in New Zealand’. You can expand on this further by asking it to write the blog post in a specific tone of voice, perhaps a formal or accessible tone .

Step 3: Provide examples for ChatGPT to refine its outcome.

This could involve pasting a draft of your blog post or a piece of content that has performed well with your audience into the chat.

ChatGPT will then incorporate bits of this into its end result. By providing examples, you can help it understand the style and format of the content you're looking for. 

And if you're not happy with the first response you get, don't worry! ChatGPT is conversational so keep telling it where to improve or regenerate responses until you find the content that fits your needs. 

With a little practice and experimentation, you'll be amazed at the quality of content you can generate with ChatGPT.


Gabby Terrell

Gabby has a true passion for content creation, with a particular flair for social media and copywriting. A top-notch communicator with a client-first focus, her knack for words and love for all things digital always create content gold.