Best Practice Tips

In the context of prompt creation, assertive tones can be beneficial for tasks that require a clear and direct approach, for example:

Clear communication: An assertive tone leaves no room for ambiguity or confusion, as it clearly conveys the intentions and expectations. This can be particularly useful in situations where prompt responses need to be concise and to the point.

Confidence and authority: An assertive tone can convey confidence and authority, which can be important in situations where the prompt engineer needs to establish credibility or assert their position on a particular topic. This can be especially beneficial for prompts that require a persuasive or argumentative response.

Efficiency: An assertive tone can help to streamline communication and reduce the time needed to convey a message or prompt. This can be helpful in situations where there are time constraints or where prompt responses need to be generated quickly and efficiently.

Assertive tone: “I need you to explain your research methodology in detail.”

When engaging with the AI the benefits of an assertive tone include:

  • Clarity: An assertive tone can help ensure that the AI understands exactly what you’re asking for.
  • Efficiency: Assertiveness can help streamline interactions with AI by avoiding ambiguity and unnecessary back-and-forth.
  • Confidence: An assertive tone can help convey that you know what you want and that you expect the AI to deliver it.
  • Precision: An assertive tone can help ensure that the AI is clear on the specifics of what you need, which can help minimize errors and inaccuracies.
  • Productivity: By communicating assertively, you can often get what you need from the AI more quickly and with less effort.

Tip: Use the Tech

Creating prompts that include a combination of Roles, Word Categories and Power Words is an iterative process. In this context is helpful to engage the AI in a pre-prompt exercise. One way to do this is to work back from your primary objective by breaking the anticipated outcome into blocks and then using question & answer with the AI to iterate.

The Intended Audience

The intended audience is a critical factor in determining the intent of the prompt. The language, tone, and content of the prompt should be tailored to the needs and expectations of the intended audience. For example, a prompt designed for technical experts may include more technical language and jargon, while a prompt intended for a general audience may require simpler language and more context.

The medium of delivery can also impact the intent of the prompt. Prompts intended to create output for different mediums, such as email, social media. For example, prompts delivered through social media may require more attention to brevity and clarity, while in-person prompts for email messages may require more attention to verbal communication.

In summary, the intent of a prompt is impacted by a range of factors beyond just the content and tone of the message. Prompt engineers must consider the intended audience, medium of delivery and contextual factors to ensure that their prompt is effectively conveyed and achieves the desired outcome.