Providing detailed context and specifying your desired tone in AI prompts can significantly improve the quality of your results.
AI has a deep understanding of human emotions that allows it to adjust its communication style to suit the needs of different situations and contexts.
Here’s a real-life example:
Let’s say you’ve just received a modest raise after glowing reviews in your annual evaluation, but you believe you deserve more. How do you craft a concise, persuasive email to negotiate a higher raise?”
You can begin by assigning AI a specific role and providing foundational context – something like:
“Act as an experienced career coach specializing in workplace negotiations with a deep understanding of psychology. You have expertise in navigating workplace conflicts and managing sensitive communication.
I’m a mid-level marketing executive. I’ve recently been informed about a modest raise following my positive reviews and evaluations. I believe my contributions warrant a more significant increase. Could you help me write a concise yet persuasive email response (3-4 sentences) aimed at effectively negotiating a larger raise?”
Now let’s add more context and nuances, like your relationship with our boss, and specify the desired tone to further refine and personalize the response.
Let’s explore two different scenarios – both requesting a discussion for a bigger raise: one with a tone of warmth and appreciation reflecting a supportive boss-employee relationship, the other calibrated for a tricky workplace dynamic demanding more assertiveness.
⚡Scenario 1 ⚡
I have a great relationship with my boss. She believes in me and is a mentor, so I want my email to convey my gratitude and appreciation, reflecting our mutual respect, yet persuasively argue for the raise.
My relationship with my boss is somewhat strained and antagonistic. Given the current transitional phase in the company, where my continued presence is crucial, I want the email to convey confidence in my value to the team, without appearing boastful. The goal is to leverage this unique situation to negotiate a higher raise.
Check out the attached screenshots which include both prompts and ChatGPT’s respective responses. Notice how the additional framing informed each version.
These responses can serve as your starting point, which you can refine until they hit the right note.
The right words can open doors. And when guided precisely, AI has the finesse to help you communicate more effectively, and connect more deeply.
So, add more context and nuances to your AI prompts and see how it transforms the responses.