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Can you transform communication using the benefits of ChatGPT?

Can you transform communication using the benefits of ChatGPT?

When did you first hear the words, “ChatGPT”? I actually looked it up since I remembered who told me and sent me instructions on how to craft a good prompt. It was January of this year. Less than 6 months ago and now everyone has heard of it.

Well, apparently, ChatGPT has also heard of me!

When people reach out to me on my website via the contact form, looking for training, coaching, or speaking, I always ask, “how did they find me?” Since it is typically a referral, I want to make sure to thank the person.

But this time the answer was, Chat GPT! I have had the answer be google before, but this surprised me.

My new potential client shared, “I heard about you through ChatGPT. I asked him about someone who could help me build relations with others and I love what you are teaching.” (I will ignore that he thinks AI is a man)

When I shared this with my team, they tried to reproduce the response and did so successfully after 3 tries.

1. Experts that could help me build relationships with others yielded names like Brene Brown and Dale Carnegie.

2. Adding with people that I could hire to coach me turned up Marshall Goldsmith
and Tony Robbins.

3. Adding “with coaches I could afford” and I was #1 on the list!

I wasn’t sure I loved being affordable, until I realized I was the affordable Marshall. I’ll take that!

It was a fun little experiment but left me a little unsettled.

How are you feeling about this amazing new technology? Personally, I am both scared, curious, and excited by it.

Scared because of all the futuristic movie themes about AI taking over the world and realizing that may not be as far fetched. And because it will be way too easy to disseminate false yet compelling images and information that influences behaviors so in the wrong hands, can do real damage. Not to mention the impact to education and original content.

Curious because it is novel and the applications are endless. I am curious how this can help diagnose medical issues, help people be aware of drug interactions, and so many other beneficial possibilities that I can’t even imagine but very smart people are already working on.

Excited because I am trying to figure out how I can use it to make my work more impactful and more efficient. I have found it acts like a collaboration partner. It generates article titles that get me thinking. It can quickly provide statistics which I can then verify.

I haven’t used it much yet, but plan to use it as a sounding board or thought partner rather than a ghost writer. I believe nothing is more authentic than your own voice.

How are you using Chat GPT? Any suggestions for me?


Michelle Tillis Lederman, (CSP, PCC, SCC, MBA) is an expert on workplace communications and relationships. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Networking Experts, and one of the Top 30 Communications Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. Michelle is a speaker, trainer, executive coach, and author of four books including The Connector's Advantage and The 11 Laws of Likability. She was invited to the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Group, “100 Coaches Community brings together the world’s premier leadership thinkers” to seek ways to advance positive impact and give back to society. 

An executive coach, people expert, and CEO of Executive Essentials, Michelle inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships and get real results. Having worked with fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients she’s identified the common struggle… it’s people challenges. When asked by her young son what she does, she simply replied, “I help people work better together.” This purpose has driven her work with clients large and small including JPMorgan, J&J, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, MetLife, Sony, Ernst & Young, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Madison Square Garden.

She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, holds the PCC designation from the International Coaching Federation, and is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching method. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise.

You may also contact Michelle at Leadership Speakers Bureau to schedule her for speaking or leadership engagements.


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