What Bard Wants: An intro to Google Bard for Prompt Engineers

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As a prompt engineer, you always look for ways to streamline your content creation process and quickly and efficiently generate high-quality content. Google Bard is a new tool that can help you do just that.

With its powerful AI capabilities, Bard can generate content in various styles and tones, making it a valuable tool for prompt engineers who must create engaging and compelling content for their audiences.

A chat with google bard about cats. I asked it to write a story from a cat's perspective with one of the prompts in this guide.

What is Google Bard?

Google Bard is a powerful new tool like ChatGPT that uses artificial intelligence to generate high-quality content in various styles and tones. 

Bard can write in different writing styles such as narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, technical writing, and various tones of voice such as formal, informal, humorous, serious, and more. 

Prompt engineers can use it to create content for various purposes, such as marketing, education, journalism, and more. 

Users can create engaging and compelling content that meets their needs and requirements by providing particular prompts targeting different aspects such as viewpoint, grammar, writing styles, tone of voice, word choice, and personas. 

With its powerful AI capabilities, Google Bard is a valuable tool for anyone looking to streamline their content creation process and generate high-quality content quickly and efficiently.

In this post, we’ll list the types of styles you can give to Google Bard to get the most out of it.

Viewpoint

There are three main types of viewpoints Bard can write in:

  • The First-person viewpoint is when the narrator is a character in the story. The story is told from their point of view, and the reader experiences the story’s events through their eyes.
  • The second-person viewpoint is when the narrator addresses the reader directly. The reader is referred to as “you,” and the narrator tells the reader what to do or how to think.
  • The third-person viewpoint is when the narrator is not a character in the story. The story is told from a neutral point of view, and the reader does not experience the events of the story through the eyes of any particular character.

When prompted, it will try to produce writing consistent with that viewpoint.

Viewpoint examples:

  • First-person viewpoint: “Write a story about a day in a cat’s life from their perspective.”
  • Second-person view: “Write a self-help article on overcoming procrastination using ‘you’ in the instructions.”
  • Third-person view: “Write a news article about the impact of climate change on wildlife.”

Grammar

When it comes to grammar, it can write in any style but is most familiar with the following types:

  • Traditional grammar is the type of grammar that is taught in most schools. It is based on the rules of Latin grammar and emphasizes the importance of correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Descriptive grammar is a type of grammar that describes how people use language. It is based on the observation of language use in everyday life, and it does not always conform to traditional grammar rules.
  • Generative grammar is a type of grammar that attempts to explain how people produce and understand language. It is based on the idea that language is a system of rules and uses mathematical equations to describe these rules.

Grammar examples:

  • Traditional grammar: “Write an academic paper on the benefits of meditation for mental health.”
  • Descriptive grammar: “Write a travel blog post about your recent trip to Japan, using your personal experiences to describe the culture and sights.”
  • Generative grammar: “Write an article about how language is processed in the brain, using neuroscience research to explain the different stages of language production.”

Writing styles

It can write in any style but is most familiar with the following types:

  • Narrative writing is the telling of a story. It can be fiction or non-fiction, and it can be told from any point of view.
  • Descriptive writing uses language to create vivid images in the reader’s mind. It can describe people, places, things, or ideas.
  • Expository writing is the explanation of a concept or idea. It can be used to inform, persuade, or entertain the reader.
  • Persuasive writing uses language to convince the reader of a particular point of view. It can be used to argue for or against something or change the reader’s mind.
  • Technical writing is using language to explain complex information clearly and concisely. It is often used in science, engineering, and technology fields.

Writing styles examples:

  • Narrative writing: “Write a short story about a character who discovers a hidden talent.”
  • Descriptive writing: “Write a descriptive essay about your favorite childhood memory, using sensory details to bring it to life.”
  • Expository writing: “Write an informative article about the benefits of using solar energy to power homes.”
  • Persuasive writing: “Write a persuasive essay arguing for the benefits of a plant-based diet for the environment and personal health.”
  • Technical writing: “Write a technical manual for a new software application, detailing the steps for installation and troubleshooting.”
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Tone Of Voice

Here are some types of voice that Google Bard can be prompted to write in:

  • Informal is a relaxed and conversational tone. It is appropriate for writing that is intended to be casual and friendly.
  • Formal is a more serious and professional tone. It is appropriate for writing intended to be taken seriously, such as business reports or academic papers.
  • Humorous is a light-hearted and playful tone. It is appropriate for writing that is intended to be funny or entertaining.
  • Serious is a more sombre and reflective tone. It is appropriate for writing that is intended to be thoughtful or emotional.
  • Angry is a passionate and intense tone. It is appropriate for writing that is intended to express anger or frustration.
  • Sarcastic is a tone that uses irony or mockery to express contempt or disapproval.
  • Quirky is an unusual or eccentric tone.
  • Dramatic is a tone that is full of suspense and excitement.
  • Confident is a tone that is assertive and self-assured.
  • Humble is a tone that is modest and unassuming.
  • Friendly is a tone that is warm and welcoming.
  • Professional is a tone that is formal and respectful.
  • Academic is a tone that is scholarly and objective.
  • Collaborative is a tone that is cooperative and inclusive.
  • Motivational is a tone that is inspiring and motivating.
  • Persuasive is a tone that is designed to convince the reader to agree with the writer’s point of view.

Tone of voice examples:

  • Informal tone: “Write a blog post about your favourite hobbies, using a casual and conversational tone.”
  • Formal tone: “Write a business report about the state of the industry, using a serious and professional tone.”
  • Humorous tone: “Write a satirical article about the impact of social media on modern relationships.”
  • Serious tone: “Write a eulogy for a loved one, using a somber and reflective tone.”
  • Angry tone: “Write an opinion piece about the importance of climate change action, using a passionate and intense tone.”
  • Sarcastic tone: “Write a review of a terrible movie, using irony and mockery to express your disapproval.”
  • Quirky tone: “Write a creative writing piece about a talking cat that saves the world from a global crisis.”
  • Dramatic tone: “Write a mystery novel with a suspenseful and exciting tone.”
  • Confident tone: “Write a personal branding statement that showcases your strengths and accomplishments, using an assertive and self-assured tone.”
  • Humble tone: “Write a blog post about your personal failures and how you learned from them, using a modest and unassuming tone.”
  • Friendly tone: “Write a welcome message for a new employee, using a warm and welcoming tone.”
  • Professional tone: “Write a formal email to a client using a respectful and professional tone.”
  • Academic tone: “Write a scholarly article about the history of a specific scientific theory, using an objective and evidence-based tone.”
  • Collaborative tone: “Write a team-building activity for a remote work team, using a cooperative and inclusive tone.”
  • Motivational tone: “Write a motivational speech for a graduating class, using an inspiring and motivating tone.”
  • Persuasive tone: “Write a sales pitch for a new product, using a tone designed to convince the reader to buy it.”

Word choice

There are many types of word choice, but Bard will work with these:

  • Denotative meaning: The literal meaning of a word.
  • Connotative meaning: The emotional or cultural associations that a word has.
  • Figurative language: The use of language to create a vivid image or to make a comparison.
  • Slang words: Words that are not in the dictionary but are used by a particular group.
  • Technical words: Words that are used in a particular field or profession.

Word choice examples:

  • Denotative meaning: “Write a report about the most common types of cancer, using accurate medical terminology to describe them.”
  • Connotative meaning: “Write a blog post about the beauty of nature, using descriptive language to evoke emotions in the reader.”
  • Figurative language: “Write a poem about the changing seasons, using metaphors and similes to describe the natural world.”
  • Slang words: “Write a social media post targeting teenagers, using popular slang words and phrases to appeal to that audience.”
  • Technical words: “Write a technical manual for a new piece of machinery, using industry-specific jargon and terminology to explain its features and operation.”

Personas

Personas are fictional characters representing the different types of people who might use a product or service. They are used to help designers and developers understand the needs and motivations of their users. There are many different types of personas, but these are the best for Bard:

  • User personas: These personas represent the typical users of a product or service. They are based on data collected from surveys, interviews, and usability tests.
  • Customer personas: These personas represent the customers who buy a product or service. They are based on data collected from sales and marketing data.
  • Employee personas: These personas represent the employees who use a product or service. They are based on data collected from interviews and surveys.

Personas examples:

  • User personas: “Write a user manual for a new mobile app, using data collected from user surveys to address common questions and issues.”
  • Customer personas: “Write a product description for a new fashion line, using data collected from sales and marketing data to highlight the target audience’s preferences and interests.”
  • Employee personas: “Write an internal memo about a new company policy, using data collected from employee interviews and surveys to address common concerns and questions.”

These prompts demonstrate how prompt engineers can use different styles and types of language to generate specific types of content using Google Bard. Using these prompts as a starting point, prompt engineers can create highly targeted and compelling content that meets their needs and requirements.

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Tips and Best Practises for using Google Bard

Here are some additional tips and best practices that prompt engineers can use to get the most out of Google Bard:

Be specific in your prompts:

The more specific your prompts are, the better results you will get from Bard. Provide as much detail as possible about the topic, tone, and style you want the writing to be in. This will help Bard to generate more relevant and accurate responses.

Use examples:

Providing examples of the type of writing you want Bard to produce can be very helpful. This will give Bard a better idea of what you are looking for and help it generate more accurate responses.

Use the right amount of context:

While providing enough context for Bard to understand the prompt is essential, too much information can also be overwhelming. Be concise and focus on the most critical details relevant to the prompt.

Review and refine:

Always review the output generated by Bard and refine your prompts based on the results. This will help you to get more accurate responses over time and improve the quality of the content generated by Bard.

Experiment with different styles:

Bard is capable of generating a wide range of writing styles and tones. Experiment with different types and techniques to find the best one for your needs. This will help you to create more engaging and compelling content.

Use the right prompts for the task:

Depending on the task you want to accomplish, you may need to use different prompts to get the best results. For example, if you want to generate product descriptions, you may need to use prompts that are specific to that task. By following these best practices, prompt engineers can harness the power of Google Bard to generate high-quality content that meets their particular needs and requirements.

Final Words

Google Bard is a powerful tool that can help prompt engineers to generate high-quality content in a wide range of styles and tones. By providing specific prompts that target different aspects such as viewpoint, grammar, writing styles, tone of voice, word choice, and personas, prompt engineers can get the most out of Bard and create content that meets their specific needs and requirements.

Bard can generate a wide range of writing styles and tones, and prompt engineers can experiment with different types to find the one that best suits their needs. By following best practices such as being specific in prompts, using examples, providing the right amount of context, reviewing and refining output, and experimenting with different styles, prompt engineers can harness the power of Google Bard to create engaging and compelling content.