Blowing Your Mind With AI: Voice-Prompt ChatGPT To Draft Emails. Get Voice + Text Completion
— Kansas. Not in it. Anymore. Toto. I have a feeling. Dead Puppies.
In case you’ve read some of my previous emails and posts lately and rolled your eyes at all the hyperbole surrounding long hours—not knowing which way is up, down, left, right, light, dark, day, night, wet, or dry—I offer hard-data evidence that just popped up in my notifications this morning (at least I think it was morning…not so sure).
I was surprised. I would have underestimated. So, not so much hype at all, then. Neither is this: none of that average 4 hours sleep on average was a single session. Two to three per day.
The routine has been to work until I can’t keep my eyes open, close it all down, blackout curtains, A/C and fans on, sleep until I wake up; then get up and soldier on. I may have caught upwards of 3 hours in a single session a couple of times. I tried détente by watching some Netflix. Even an action flick can’t keep me awake.
I’ve made a video about the practical. This is a scatching of the surface of what’s possible and there are more possibilities every day—and ChatGPT (and others like Bing AI search/chat) are but weeks old.
I’m just sayin’. At the same time, I get it. Many of you don’t even want to look.
I’ve got hard and tough news for you, every one of you: It aint’ goin’ away, and all reluctance to look, learn, get involved, and use it puts you further and further behind those who are embracing it…already in the millions. They are getting competitive head starts on you by leaps and bounds; and daily, that distance grows and accelerates, which means that the gap widens by an increasingly greater amount every day. Today, they’re gaining a mile on you per day. Next week, 10 miles. Then a hundred miles per day…then a thousand.
… I’m being dead serious and this has nothing to do with being a paying member or not, accessing my better-than-best-class tools, or getting them somewhere else. That part’s up to you. Having AI be a huge part of your life?
Not up to you. Not even a little.
You will. Whether you like it, or not. Neither nature, nor anyone else, gives a shit what you “think” about it.
Get your head out of the sand. I see the logs. Less than 2% of all members OR non-members (the email list has 5000+ subscribers) have even tried it out once. Perhaps a third of one percent are hyper-down with it and are using it. From my perspective, it’s exactly like old fogies in the late 80s and early 90s resisting getting on a computer and learning how to use it.
How did that work out?
AI is a million times that, and both ways. The potential benefits from harnessing it; or, the devastating consequences of falling too far behind. At least, you ought to be assessing how long until you’re completely out of a job or profession. For example, how long until medical doctors are obsolete?
This is only after 6 weeks of ChatGPT-4…
I can understand if you’re afraid, but when has fear ever solved a problem or helped you grow and improve?
The rightful role of fear is to motivate you to get off your lazy ass and put the bong, beer, whiskey, or game controller down and get to fucking work.
If you don’t like straight talk like that or you think I’m outta line, I don’t fucking care, and you’re in the wrong place and on the wrong bit, mate.
But I’m here to help. So here’s help. Can you spare 9 minutes out of your busy schedule?
Here’s the word-for-word unedited text, both my voice converted to text, and Zon’s email drafts.
User: Good morning, Zahn. You are my assistant, and I’m going to be playing some different roles and have you draft some emails. Each one should be 200 to 300 words in length. And here is the first one.
I am a customer service representative, and I received an email about bad service. It’s a complaint from a customer about they can’t log in, and then the website is slow. So give me an email just empathizing with them and that we have identified some issues and we’re working on it.
AI: Hello Richard,
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been experiencing difficulties logging in and that the website has been slow.
I understand how frustrating this can be, and I want to assure you that we take these issues very seriously. Our team has identified some technical issues that may be causing these problems, and we are working diligently to resolve them as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our service. Please know that we value your business and are committed to providing you with the best possible experience.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for your understanding.
User: In this next email, I am a business executive. I’ve just received a proposal from a software development company with a number of what it will cost. I’m not prepared to pay that, but I don’t want to give a counter offer. What I would like to do is explore how we can come together on a number. Go.
AI: Hello Richard,
Thank you for submitting your proposal for our software development needs. While we appreciate the time and effort you put into this proposal, we are not prepared to pay the amount you have quoted.
However, we are interested in exploring how we can work together to come up with a number that is more in line with our budget. We believe that your company has the expertise and experience we need to help us achieve our goals, and we would like to continue the conversation.
If you are open to discussing this further, please let us know. We would be happy to schedule a call or meeting to explore how we can work together to find a solution that meets both of our needs.
Thank you again for your proposal, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
User: Now, I’m a regional manager for a large company and I’m on the road after a long day and a hard day that was good and successful and I receive an email from the wife saying, Hi, how are you? That’s all. So, I would like to reply with standard pleasantries, husband to wife pleasantries, ask about the kids, etc.
AI: Hello my dear,
It’s so good to hear from you. I’m doing well, thank you for asking. It was a long and hard day, but it was also successful, so I’m feeling pretty good about it.
How are you and the kids doing? I miss you all so much when I’m on the road, but I’m glad we can stay in touch through email.
I hope everything is going well at home and that the kids are doing great in school. I can’t wait to be back home with you all soon.
In the meantime, please give the kids a big hug and kiss from me.
Love you lots,
User: I’m a manager for a company and I manage employees and I have an employee who’s a good employee, but they’re frequently late to work. I want to draft an email that is frank and explicit about requirements, but at the same time offering to maybe perhaps help with any problems they’re having that’s causing them to be chronically late for showing up for work.
AI: Hello [Employee Name],
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to discuss your attendance at work.
While you are a valuable member of our team and we appreciate the work you do, we have noticed that you have been frequently late to work. As you know, punctuality is an important aspect of any job, and it is essential that we all arrive on time to ensure that we can meet our deadlines and provide the best possible service to our clients.
Your tardiness has been causing disruptions to our workflow and impacting the productivity of the team. I would like to offer my assistance in identifying any issues that may be causing you to be late. If there is anything that we can do to help you arrive on time, please let us know.
We are committed to working with you to find a solution that works for everyone.
Moving forward, it is important that you make every effort to arrive on time for work. Please ensure that you are setting your alarm clock early enough to allow for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during your commute.
If you are experiencing any issues that may impact your ability to arrive on time, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can work together to find a solution.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
User: In this final email, I’m just a guy who has a friend named Sam, and I got word that his dog just died. So I’d like to send a consolation email, 200 to 300 words, and express the standard condolences. And, you know, tailored to a dog, I know what the dog meant to him, man’s best friend, etc, etc. And please close the letter with the lyrics to the Dr. Demento song, Dead Puppies.
AI: Dear Sam,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. Losing a pet is never easy, and I know how much your furry friend meant to you. Dogs are truly man’s best friend, and they bring so much joy and love into our lives.
I remember how much your dog meant to you. You always talked about how he was always there for you, no matter what. He was your constant companion, your confidant, and your loyal friend. He was always happy to see you, always ready to play, and always there to comfort you when you needed it most.
I know that you must be feeling a great sense of loss right now, and I want you to know that I am here for you. If there is anything I can do to help you through this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to ask.
In closing, I wanted to share with you the lyrics to a song that always makes me smile when I think of dogs. It’s called “Dead Puppies,” by Dr. Demento. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well.
Dead puppies aren’t much fun.
They don’t come when you call,
They don’t chase squirrels at all,
Dead puppies aren’t much fun.
Take care, my friend.
Well, that’s it for this one. I’ll do a few more short practical demos in the days to come, including some rather heavy creative stuff.
In the meantime…
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