I prompted AI to summarize Google’s 45-page book about how to write the best AI prompts. Here are the key takeaways.

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Google handed out free guides on how to write successful AI prompts for Gemini at Google I/O.The booklet covers best practices for Google Workspace and gives examples for various professions.Some tips include drafting 21-word prompts that include persona, task, context, and format.Google handed out booklets about how to write successful AI prompts at its big summer developer conference, Google I/O.
But you’re still in luck even if you weren’t one of the developers or press in attendance — Google has a free PDF version available for download on its website.
The guide breaks down how to best write AI prompts for Gemini for the company’s Google Workspace apps, which include Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Meet, and Google Slides.
But there are some great takeaways in general for writing AI prompts.
It lists some helpful tips, like how the most successful AI prompts average around 21 words, and users should refrain from making them too long or too short. The guide also went over the four key points to hit in every prompt to receive the most useful responses.
The guide showcases how different roles can use Gemini to improve productivity. For example, an HR manager might use Gemini to create a script for an onboarding presentation, while a sales representative may use it to create an elevator pitch for a client.
While the digital version is only 45 pages long, we uploaded the booklet to Google’s Gemini to see the biggest takeaways (yes, we prompted AI to summarize a book about AI prompts).
Here’s what it said in response.
Gemini for Google Workspace: A Guide for Busy ProfessionalsThis guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to learn more about using Gemini for Google Workspace to improve their productivity and creativity. It covers a variety of use cases for different roles (Recruiter, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager) and provides specific prompts and examples to help them leverage Gemini’s capabilities.
Key TakeawaysGemini for Google Workspace integrates with various Google Workspace apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet) to assist with tasks like writing, organizing, summarizing information, creating visuals, and more.Effective prompts for Gemini should include Persona (who you are), Task (what you want to achieve), Context (background information), and Format (desired output style).Gemini can be used across various departments to improve productivity and streamline workflows.Additional TipsLevel Up Your Prompt Writing: The guide offers additional tips to help you improve your prompt writing skills. These include breaking down complex tasks into smaller prompts, using constraints to generate specific results, and tailoring your prompts to the desired tone and audience.Stay Up-to-Date: The guide recommends checking workspace.google.com and workspace.google.com/blog for the latest information on Gemini for Google Workspace.Overall, this guide is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about using Gemini for Google Workspace to enhance their work within the Google ecosystem.
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