Have you struggled with knowing exactly how to use ChatGPT? Fear not! Here are five easy ways you can use it at work to save yourself time (and don’t worry – you don’t have to feel bad about it either).
I’ll confess that it was months after ChatGPT became all the rage before I actually created an account and tried it out for myself.
Why? I suppose I’m old-fashioned and it takes me a while to embrace change sometimes.
The good news is that once I finally dipped a toe in, I found that there’s nothing to be afraid of and ChatGPT can actually be helpful in many practical applications.
My hope is that by the end of today’s blog, you’ll have a sense of how ChatGPT could help you in your own workflow and won’t be afraid to give it a try.
Tip 1: Summarizing
Ever get a reeeeeally long email, memo, or article that you know you need to read through and understand but wish would take less of your time? Enter ChatGPT who can take all that text and summarize it into just the key points in seconds flat. Depending on how big a percentage of your overall work these types of tasks take up, this could add hours to your workday.
Try this: The next time you get a lengthy email, paste it into ChatGPT and ask for summarizing points.
Tip 2: Brainstorming
I love a good brainstorming session. It’s a wonderful way to get the creative juices flowing, get outside the box, and see what you can come up with when the sky’s the limit. But what about when you can’t seem to get those creative juices flowing? ChatGPT is an excellent brainstormer and will provide you with as many ideas/concepts as you ask for. Heck, if you ask for twenty ideas and you like just two of them, it’s still a win.
Try this: Ask ChatGPT for thirty social media posts in your specific industry, or blog topic ideas.
Tip 3: Pros & Cons Lists
Having a hard time making a decision about something? Whether you’re considering renting vs. buying, living in one city vs. another, purchasing one car vs. another, or anything else – ChatGPT is awesome at generating exhaustive pros and cons lists. You just might discover some factors you hadn’t thought of.
Try this: The next time you’re caught making a decision, ask ChatGPT for the pros and cons.
Tip 4: Clarification
I recently spoke with someone who’s getting a degree in Electrical Engineering. He said that oftentimes his professors aren’t the best at answering his questions and, surprisingly, ChatGPT does a much better job of addressing his uncertainties when he doesn’t understand something. Who knew?
Try this: The next time you’re having a hard time understanding something, try ChatGPT instead of Google.
Tip 5: Education
One of ChatGPT’s biggest strengths is its ability to conduct research. Let’s say you have a new prospective client – a company you know nothing about. Rather than looking them up online and browsing half a dozen websites which would work well but take a lot of time, you could ask ChatGPT for a 500-word summary about the history of the company and its accomplishments of note. You’d learn everything you needed in one place.
Try this: The next time you’re researching something, ask ChatGPT for a list of important points.
ChatGPT is, like so many other things, a tool. And like other tools, it takes some time to figure out the best ways to make it work well for you. If you’ve been unsure of how exactly to get started using ChatGPT, any of the five above ideas is a great place to start 🙂 Have FUN!