5 AI Prompt Tips to Tailor AI-Assisted Content Creation

5 AI Prompt Tips to Tailor AI-Assisted Content Creation
Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? “In the world of, in the realm of, in the heart of…” Unfortunately, these clichés will become staples of AI generation, but you can mitigate the low-quality content with effective prompts to create acceptable to great content. Begin altering your prompts to generate articles with fewer mistakes, targeted information, and tailored to your audience and needs.

1. Get Specific In Prompts: Details, Details, Details

ChatGPT AI may write anything you want with simple prompts but the result will not meet a good standard for your readers. When you give the AI the flexibility to write anything it wants, the majority of the time it will ramble and spit out robotic and formulaic sentences. When people include specific details within the prompt, it decreases the human hours editing and transforming subpart sentences into paragraphs or articles with value.

Let’s say I want to write a tailored SEO article about preventative maintenance. If you just write “Write an SEO article about preventative maintenance” you will receive a robotic, cliché, and generic document. It won’t reflect your shop or client’s brand. Not to mention targeting particular aspects within the writing like keywords, word counts, and formatting.

What Information Should You Provide in the Prompts?

The best prompts will offer the AI everything it needs to generate content that targets particular topics and requires fewer edits. Note that changing prompts to write improved articles will not completely remove a human’s touch because it cannot replicate the expertise and voice of people 100% of the time. Always edit AI content to turn it into your own and fact-check.

Articles have different aspects that the AI is ignorant of unless you order them. Your prompts should include miscellaneous information such as word count and formatting. If you do not give OpenAI a target word count it will typically write around 500 words of content. When you neglect to tell the AI the format of your article, you will receive one heading with text. It means the different topics and subtopics will not automatically have H2 or H3 created for different paragraphs.

2. Cram As Much Information As You Can Into The Prompt

Adding onto detail, fill that prompt with everything you want to get out of the AI. Do not let the AI have full control over your writing. I write this not because it’s taking over but because you want information relevant to your article. When you ask for H2 or H3 formatting give examples of information the AI can base the content on. Letting the AI run wild means unfocused content.

In addition, tell GPT or Google Gemini to pen formatting the way you want it to look. Take signs of engine repair for example. Giving the generator free reign will likely result in chunks of paragraphs but specifying that you want “a list of five repairs” will format bullet points instead. If you want very unique content, use your industry expertise. Tell the AI all the information you know about the topic. It may take a bit more time to include it but you will receive personalized content.

When humans produce loaded prompts, the AI will not sift through popular information but target what your readers want. AI-assisted content will require more research and knowledge to create the best prompt and results. It also means that your prompt will be hundreds of words long. For each H2 and H3, if you give industry knowledge within the general topic, the AI will gain many advantages.

  1. Mark topics the AI will write about within the H2 and H3
  2. Say no to randomness and cliché. The AI targets popular information and providing what needs to be written within the headings will give you personalized results.
  3. Industry expertise. You provide the AI with unique information that you know is factual and it will base its writing and voice on your vocabulary and knowledge.
  4. You guarantee precise information.
  5. Originality: Even if you tell GPT or Google’s Gemini to write unique content, more often than not the structure overlaps with previous content. The words themselves read differently but the reader gets the same information. Again. Overloading the AI with information guarantees an altered output. It narrows the content away from generic and popular writing.

3. Use Different Keywords to Change the Content

How do words transform the AI-assisted content? Particular words will gravely change how it gets created. If you add to the prompt: “Use personifications and metaphors once in the paragraph. Make it engaging and unique.” it will give you a less robotic sentence but it gets confused and littered with AI clichés. The quality drops if you ask for personifications and metaphors. Here is a list of words and phrases to give you tailored content. In many cases, you will need to provide more information.

  1. Avoid: Using this word and providing examples will give a high likelihood of removing all related sentences about the topics to exclude.
  2. Informative/Technical: Provides a more robotic sentence but has high-quality information, which requires low edits and research. A quick Google search will usually suffice.
  3. Unique: Avoids copyright and overall similar content if you’re generating writing for the same topic over multiple occasions. The structures imitate each other but the words differ.

Using tone words becomes iffy. On one hand, it may use a tone that works for the content but on the other hand, it typically comes out subpar and robotic. You cannot control how much more human the AI writes but you can tell it to write more technically, professionally, or engagingly. By adding one sentence about tone, the AI will slightly change its sentence structure and content. It’s good practice to include the tone to not just remind yourself but also to grab some influence over the generated content.

4. What Is The Aim Of Your Prompt?

Like anything else—article writing, a trip to the dentist, or a chill vacation—you must have a goal and plan. People have to plan their vacation to relax or experience the trip enjoyably. People have to know the location and reason for a visit to the dentist. And with writing, writers must have an objective for the audience and reader.

Within the diesel repair industry, the two primary purposes of writing include informing the reader and convincing customers to use their services. With this thought in mind, you can tailor your prompt to target specific audiences and ideas. It may sound clichés but think about the five W’s; Who, what, where, when, why, and how. If you have an idea about all these questions and why you want to use assisted generation then you’re on your way to creating a tailored prompt.

For diesel repair shops, asking questions about where and when will not have much impact on your content. In many cases, you will provide those answers and if not, you will need to fact-check the AI to see if they’ve used the correction locations and dates. Receiving information from AI saves time. For uninformed writers, asking repair shop owners about locations would be more effective than ChatGPT or Google Gemini. A primary source of information tends to increase the accuracy and value of your content.

What Should You Get Out Of Your Prompt?

I’ve mentioned understanding your target audience, the who in the prompt, as well as how to make the prompt. But “what” has two aspects in your prompt to get what writers need from ChatGPT or Gemini. What you need from assisted content encompasses quality content that targets your audience with effective keywords to save time writing and editing. What is your objective with assisted content?

If we use informing the reader, for instance, you can ask the AI to offer an article full of information. Even if you have a low understanding of the topic, it saves you time researching. Instead, you would fact-check the information the AI creates and edit the content to make it your own. AI tools like Perplexity will give you links to where they gathered information from. Still, a quick Google search does the trick for rapid research.

Now if your objective with assisted content is brainstorming for example, prompt for the structure or skeleton the an article. The AI will map out a full article. If you include points such as word count, H1 & H2 formatting, and more, you have just tailored the structure of your article. Another approach is asking for lists. If you ask GPT or Gemini for a list of ideas about topics it will inspire you to begin writing. Add specific points and ideas to the prompt. I promise it will generate better ideas.

5. Always Experiment! Alter Your Prompts

Remember to change your prompts every so often. Old prompts might not work anymore, like fast fashion. One prompt may work one month and become irrelevant the next. If you experiment with different words, structures, and information within the prompt, writers will generate high-quality content using AI.

To create your prompt fit different our different tips into a long prompt. Creating a document to record what prompts you use will track which prompts have quality but also document the structure to reuse the prompts in the future. If you blend the different tips I’ve talked about you will create a tailored and more informed paper.

Create Your Own Personalized Assisted Content Today

AI has become a tool for many industries that rapidly and aggressively saves time. Utilizing it increases work productivity, allowing you to work on important projects. But without the human touch creating the prompt and editing the content, your audience will read low-quality, generic, and immensely robotic paragraphs. Eventually, readers will become numb to AI writing.

You are the writer. Use AI to work the labour while you become the surgeon fine-tuning the writing. If you can welcome AI writing, you can start generating higher-quality content with these tips. Grasp this new technology and empower your brand’s voice.

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