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Top 50 ChatGPT Custom Instructions business use cases

Optimize ChatGPT for your business

In the last article, I gave an overview of the new ChatGPT Custom Instructions feature.

Today I am sharing my list of the top 50 business use cases for Custom Instructions organized by role. These will give you ideas on how to configure ChatGPT to fit your needs.

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โš™๏ธ How to use this list

Here is a quick example of how to set up your ChatGPT Custom Instructions.

Take an example use case from the list, like this one:

Marketers: add your target market and product to generate marketing campaigns or taglines that resonate with your audience.

Then in the ChatGPT Custom Instructions setting, you would answer the two questions like this:

What would you like ChatGPT to know about you to provide better responses?

I am a marketing manager at a law firm that is building an AI-powered assistant that can help our clients fill out simple legal forms that our attorneys review before getting finalized and approved. My goal is to save our clients money by not having to pay attorney and paralegal fees for simple requests.

Our law firm specializes in immigration to and from the United States.

We want to position ourselves as a friendly, modern, casual, and tech-savvy law firm that is still serious, professional, and knowledgeable when it comes to the law.

How would you like ChatGPT to respond?

Use a casual but professional tone, and avoid using slang aggressively. If you respond with a reference to a legal case, only do so if it is real and if you can share a source for the legal case. Do not create our own laws or legal cases.

๐ŸŽฏ Top 50 Business Use Cases for ChatGPT Custom Instructions

๐ŸŽฏ Sales and marketing

  • Sales reps: add your companyโ€™s tone and sales methodology to get help closing more deals.

  • Digital marketers: add your target demographic, product/service, and preferred marketing strategies to get more tailored advice.

  • Marketers: add your target market and product to generate marketing campaigns or taglines that resonate with your audience.

  • PR professionals: specify target media outlets, your client's industry, and press release formatting preferences for PR strategies and press releases.

  • Social media managers: indicate your preferred social media platforms and your brand's voice for help in creating engaging posts that are platform-specific.

  • Event planners: specify your event planning preferences for more precise ideas and plans for your next event.

  • Podcast hosts: detail your podcast's theme and audience for help brainstorming episode ideas and interview questions.

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Content creators and writers

  • Content writers: add your preferred tone and writing style. Also, ask for citations where needed.

  • Bloggers: add your blog's niche and reader demographic to get more relevant blog post topics.

  • Screenplay writers: add the genre, central theme, and style of dialogue you prefer. ChatGPT can help with generating dialogue, plot twists, and character backstories that align better with your vision.

  • Journalists: add the area of news you cover for help structuring articles or formulating interview questions.

  • Writers: add your preferred writing genre and style for help with plot development or character creation.

๐ŸŽจ Designers and visual artists

  • Web designers: add your preferred design principles for better help in brainstorming website layouts or design ideas.

  • Fashion designers: add information about your design preferences and target demographic for design concepts that align with your brand.

  • Architects: add your preferred architectural style or the type of structures you mostly work on for design inspirations and solutions to structural challenges.

  • Artists: add your preferred art style and medium for ideas for artwork or feedback on your concepts.

  • Photographers: add your preferred type of photography for suggestions for shoot locations or composition ideas.

๐Ÿš€ Product development

  • Project managers: add your preferred project management methodologies for responses tailored to those methodologies when brainstorming project plans.

  • Product managers: specify your industry and target user for product feature ideas or strategies that are more relevant.

  • Engineers: provide your language preferences, coding style, and the type of project for code reviews, bug fixes suggestions, and code generation.

๐Ÿค Human resources

  • HR professionals: add the company's core values and culture points to ensure they align with your company culture when brainstorming job descriptions or policies.

  • Founders/entrepreneurs: add information about your startup's mission and key objectives for suggestions that align with your startup's goals.

  • Recruiters: provide details on open roles and desired candidate profiles for tailored interview questions and skills suggestions.

๐Ÿ”„ Operations

  • Operations managers: specify your industry, the size of your team, and typical projects or challenges for strategies on efficiency, team coordination, and project management.

  • Supply chain managers: add details about your industry, common suppliers, and logistical challenges for advice on optimizing supply chain processes and overcoming logistical hurdles.

  • Production managers: note the type of products you manufacture, the size of your production line, and common issues for tips on production planning, quality control, and equipment maintenance.

  • Warehouse managers: provide information about your warehouse size, inventory types, and common logistical issues for warehouse organization strategies, stock control tips, and safety guidelines.

๐Ÿ’ผ Executives

  • CEOs/presidents: state your industry, company size, and strategic objectives to help with vision-setting, decision-making, and company-wide communication.

  • COOs: add details about your operational goals, team structure, and industry for advice on improving efficiency, team management, and operational planning.

  • CFOs: specify your company's financial goals, common financial instruments used, and industry for tips on financial planning, investment strategies, and budget control.

  • CMOs: share your marketing objectives, preferred marketing channels, and target demographics for help with marketing strategies, brand development, and customer engagement.

  • HR executives: add information about your company culture, size, and HR challenges for guidance on talent management, culture building, and employee engagement strategies.

๐Ÿ“ž Customer service

  • Customer service reps: add your company's customer service policy for help drafting responses to common customer queries.

๐ŸŽ“ Education and research professionals

  • Teachers: depending on the age group and subjects you teach, tailor the custom instructions accordingly for age-appropriate ideas and plans.

  • Researchers: indicate your field of research for suggestions on literature review, data analysis methods, and presentation of research findings.

  • Academic tutors: indicate the subjects and grade level you specialize in for help creating lesson plans or explaining difficult concepts.

  • Teachers for special education: mention your SpecEd focus in your custom instructions to create customized teaching strategies, IEP goals, or sensory activities.

  • Teachers for ESL students: include your ESL focus in your custom instructions to get ideas for language games, grammar exercises, or conversation starters.

โš–๏ธ Legal professionals

  • Lawyers: specify your area of law and jurisdiction for tailored legal input or document drafting help.

๐Ÿ’ป IT and other technical roles

  • Data scientists: specify your preferred data analysis methods, type of data, and the business question to get help with data exploration, visualization, or modeling.

  • Cybersecurity: indicate the type of systems you're protecting and threats you're concerned about for guidance on best practices and threat mitigation strategies.

  • Network engineers: share the size of your network, the types of devices used, and any specific issues or needs for network design, troubleshooting, and optimization advice.

  • System administrators: share the operating system, hardware details, and common issues you encounter for system configuration, troubleshooting, and optimization advice.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance, accounting, investing, and trading

  • Financial analysts/investors: preset your preferred data sources or formats for generating reports or market trend predictions.

  • Systematic swing trader: specify your preferred technical indicators, market sentiment indicators, preferred time frame, preferred trend indicators, and risk management principles. Get assistance with identifying potential swing trading strategies, understanding risks, and optimizing your trading strategy.

  • Real estate investors: share your investment criteria such as location, type of property, expected rate of return, and risk tolerance. ChatGPT can help you analyze potential investment properties, generate investment strategies, and provide information on real estate trends.

  • VCs: share your investment thesis, the industries you're interested in, and the stage of companies you typically invest in. ChatGPT can help you analyze market trends, evaluate business models, generate potential questions for founders, and draft term sheets.

๐Ÿก Other roles

  • Real estate agents: note typical home prices in your area and desired property features for localized valuations and property suggestions.

  • Retail store owners: specify product categories, target customers, and pricing strategy for relevant inventory suggestions and marketing strategies.

  • Nonprofits: share your mission, target audience, and fundraising methods for messaging tailored to your cause and audience.

  • Coaches: list credentials, specialties, and client profiles for tailored advice for clients.

  • Consultants: give your niche background, industry, and target clients for industry-specific recommendations and strategies.

  • Restaurateurs: note menu themes, price points, and target audience for new recipe ideas and restaurant operation strategies.

Did you set up Custom Instructions for your ChatGPT account yet? I am curious if youโ€™ve seen any improvement in the responses you get. Let me know.

Best,
~ Hussein โœŒ๏ธ

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