Ever struggled with creating the perfect prompt? Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. In a previous post, I shared some quick tips to optimize prompts.
The latest custom GPTs are a game-changers. They take your brief prompts and transform them into detailed, structured masterpieces.
But here’s the catch: they work with what you give it. If your prompt is short and vague, they won’t grasp the full context of your task. Imagine you’re crafting a product intro – these GPTs won’t magically know your product’s unique features, your target audience, your brand’s personality, etc.
Plus, you can’t feed it examples to work from, and it doesn’t automatically tailor the format or tone to your liking.
Faced with these challenges, I developed a new custom GPT with two innovative modes. The first mode walks you through creating an effective prompt step-by-step, complete with helpful examples. The second mode is all about speed, swiftly optimizing any prompt you throw its way.
Think of it like a nifty app on your smartphone, complete with easy-to-navigate menu options, numbered for your convenience. It’s playful and user-friendly. I call it PromptPal, and you can check it out here: 👉 https://chat.openai.com/g/g-uJgWpraxK.
The Starting Point
Check out the initial interface:
To dive in, click the left button or type “/menu” for the main menu. Here, choose to step through the prompt creation process or go for quick optimization.
The right button is your shortcut to prompt perfection. Just add “/better” before your existing prompt.
Let’s kick off by hitting the left button to access the main menu:
You’ll find a detailed guide there, with a handy reminder that “/menu” always brings you back home. I’ll select “1” to demo the Prompt Helper feature:
The Prompt Helper at Work
The Prompt Helper kicks off by asking what you want to achieve. For this demo, I chose to write an Amazon product description. It then nudges you for background details and lists what it needs:
After entering some product details, PromptPal cleverly assigned me roles to add depth to the prompt. You know, giving ChatGPT a persona can really spice up the context and style of the prompt.
For simplicity, I just chose “1”, but you can get creative, like opting for an “Amazon Operations Specialist” persona. Sometimes, you don’t need a specific role at all – just skip it with a quick “skip” command.
Next, PromptPal nudged me to provide an example. I used a competitor’s product description, but if you don’t have one handy, feel free to skip this part too.
What’s cool here is that by providing an example, PromptPal smartly bypasses the formatting and tone settings. It adapts to the style of the example I gave. After that, GPT whipped up a prompt for me:
Act as a Tech Enthusiast Writer. Your task is to write a product description for a power bank that will be sold on Amazon. The power bank features a high 10000mAh capacity, dual outputs for simultaneous charging, built-in safeguards for device protection, and a digital LED screen for accurate battery status. It is ideal for travelers and tech enthusiasts. The unique selling points include its fast charging capability, durability, digital LED display, and versatility in recharging options (microUSB or Type-C).
To complete this task effectively, consider the following steps/aspects:
- Highlight the high capacity (10000mAh) and its benefits for tech-savvy users, focusing on how it supports their active lifestyle.
- Emphasize the convenience of dual outputs, allowing users to charge two devices at once, a feature that is highly valued by travelers and those constantly on the move.
- Assure potential customers of the safety and durability of the product, underlining the built-in safeguards that protect against overcharging and other common concerns.
- Showcase the digital LED screen as a standout feature, offering users precise knowledge of their battery status, adding a touch of sophistication and convenience.
- Address the versatility in recharging options, appealing to a wider audience who may use different types of cables.
- Use engaging and vibrant language that reflects the enthusiasm of a tech expert, capturing the reader’s interest and making the product description memorable.
- Reference the competitor’s description style as inspiration, particularly their use of emotive language and detailed explanations of each feature, but ensure to create unique content that sets your product apart.
I then entered “2”, and voila! It crafted an Amazon product description, mirroring the tone and style of the example I provided.
You also have the option to simply copy the prompt and use it elsewhere. Don’t forget to include the example if you decide to add one. I’m considering the possibility of PromptPal including the complete example in the prompt at a later time.
Exploring the Prompt Improver
Heading back to the main menu, let’s explore the “Prompt Improver”:
Simply enter “2” to jump in:
Paste your prompt, and you’re set to go:
Next time, start with “/better” to optimize an existing prompt without entering the main menu:
That’s PromptPal in action – a handy tool for your arsenal. Again, here’s where to find it: 👉 https://chat.openai.com/g/g-uJgWpraxK.
Got feedback or thoughts on using PromptPal? Drop them in the comments. Your input is invaluable!