Let’s talk about ChatGPT. I’ve been using it now since November 2022, experimenting with it and becoming more creative in how I use it to get things done in my business.
Personally I feel it gets a bad rap. Will it replace people? Personally I am not sure it will, because buying services is very much a people business and I don’t believe that will change. What it will replace is people who really don’t know what they are talking about, because the answers you can get from ChatGPT are in fact far superior to what some people are able to provide. Those people “playing” at business, will find it hard to compete if they don’t up their game and master their craft. I feel it is going to push people to be better, to really become masters at what they do and place a greater focus on customer experience than ever before, because that will be the greatest differentiator, your unique USP. I also believe that those who choose to sit on the fence or not embrace AI at all, will end up being left behind.
The world is changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst but ignore those changes at your peril.
As someone who has struggled with second guessing themselves and procrastinating heavily on should I write this or not, and then never publishing anything because I never felt it was good enough. ChatGPT has helped me to push through this, maybe you can relate to this?
I struggle with writing, when I write it sounds so much better in my head than what is written on the page, but I’m embracing the done is better philosophy fully and putting my content out into the world, whether I like it or not because deep down I want to help and serve people. To make an impact.
So I’m sharing 5 ways that ChatGPT has helped me to improve my productivity:
- Summarising Long Texts into Bullet Points
This is brilliant, at the end of the day we are all busy. We all have a million and one things to do, whether that is directly in our business or as mothers and fathers too, with other interests and a bazillion entrepreneurial ideas we would like to bring to fruition.
If you like to read blog posts, articles books and other texts to stay up to date in your industry or for personal development purposes, using ChatGPT can really help with those rather long and complex texts that can be time consuming to read, and overwhelming to take in and digest. By summarising these texts into bullet points, you can save time and quickly get an idea of the main ideas, themes and key points.
For example, if you were keen to learn about a new topic, let’s use SEO, you could copy and past a long lengthy article into ChatGPT and ask it to summarise it for you. And right in front of your eyes the clever AI tool gets to work, highlighting the main points and ideas covered, allowing your quickly to understand the topic and key takeaways without having to read the article in full.
- Generating Ideas for Blog Posts
As I have already mentioned, writing is not a major strength of mine. I like to talk!
You can use ChatGPT to brainstorm new and engaging ideas for blog posts. All you need to do is give it a topic, keywords or even a paragraph with a brief overview of what you would like to talk about and it will give you a list of ideas.
Here is an example of how to use it:
- Creating Outlines for Blog Posts
Once you have some headline ideas and play around with them, you can then ask ChatGPT to create an outline for you. Outlines are a key part to the blog writing process as it helps to maintain a structure and to create flow so your ideas make sense to the reader.
For example, this blog post was originally a short post I had written for social media, so I asked ChatGPT to expand on the post and turn it into a blog post, which it actually wrote for me. Whilst I’m not using the exact out put it gave me, I took what it had suggested and made it my own.
Simply input the main keywords or working title of your blog posts and ask ChatGPT to write an outline. It will provide you with an intro, a middle and and a conclusion at the end. This makes the writing process so much faster because you can use what it has provided as a guide to flesh out your own ideas, thoughts and insights. A machine can only do so much.
- Asking Questions to Gain Clarity
I recently used ChatGPT to put all my notes on a course/programme I have been working on and asked it to help me turn it into a framework. then I asked it to make suggestions for ways in which I could enhance your clients’ experience and get them better results.
I then took that signature framework, fleshed it out some more and asked ChatGPT to turn it into a project plan, break it down into modules, name those modules and add in tasks and suggested reading. You could ask for case study example and exercises to use. All of this will help to make your framework better, easier for your clients to use and get them incredible results.
- Creating Headlines and Hooks
One of my favourite ways to use ChatGPT is to suggest headlines and hooks. It is so much better at crafting headlines that are attention grabbing that I am, which in turn means that people are more likely to read and engage with my content.
Paste in the article you have written and ask it to make some suggestions for headlines. Be sure to ask it for more than one, you might not like the first one it suggests.
In conclusion, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can help you to unlock your creativity, gain greater clarity, improve your productivity and enhance your performance. Essentially it can help you to get more done in less time by summarising long texts or articles, generate ideas for blog posts, outline those blog posts, even write the blog post for you to then edit and make it sound more like you. You can gain deeper clarity around your ideas for courses or programmes, use it for research, write attention grabbing headlines that convert. ChatGPT can help you to streamline many aspects of the content creation process and help you to bring your ideas to life so you actually publish them, rather than leave them in an electronic folder creating digital dust. Give it a try, see how it can help you in your business and take it to the next level.
I hope you found this helpful, let me know how you get on in the comments below. If you are already using it, share how you use it, I’d love to know.