How to prompt GPT3 to generate Pain-Agitate-Solution text


I want to be able to describe a product/service and GPT3 will return 3 paragraphs in this format…



Product Description: We help business owners find vetted freelance talent.

GPT3 Output 1:

Pain: Not only is finding freelance talent a time draining, expensive task, but you also run the risk of dealing with fraud.
Agitate: We match businesses with highly tailored candidates in seconds! Meanwhile we screen out fraudulent candidates and only put you in touch with the best of the best!
Solution: Take a sneak peak at our 10 key steps that see us connect you to vetted talent.

Thanks a mil in advance!

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It’s almost exactly the way you put it. Here’s a preset you can use: OpenAI API

You can put in multiple examples and separate them with a # for this example. Or whatever stop sequence. The output quality depends a lot on the prompted examples. In this case, your solution sounds like a sales pitch, so it’ll also give solutions that sound like a sales pitch. Funny enough, when you made a typo in “sneak peak”, the AI will also create outputs with a typo.


Thanks a mil @smuzani !

Greatly appreciated.

Also, is it possible for the other engines (aside from Davinci) to perform this task?

You can. Davinci produces the most creative outputs, but curie should be good enough. Babbage/ada is good enough to use for games. Experiment and see which works best. You can also look into fine-tuned curie, where you give it a lot more examples. For this situation, it might actually be better.

Here was my solution. Remember that GPT-3 was trained on several hundred lifetimes worth of text so it already knows what a PAS copy is :slight_smile:

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Strong disagree.

Answer the following questions:

QUESTION: What is P-A-S (pain-agitate-solution) copywriting?
ANSWER: A form of copywriting that’s thought to have originated with the cosmetic industry. It’s where a marketing copywriter would create a copy strategy where they first introduce the problem, agitate or exaggerate it, and then offer their product as the solution.

QUESTION: What is the psychological theory behind PAS?
ANSWER: The theory behind PAS is that “sometimes we experience pain but we don’t know what the source of the pain is. When marketers can identify or create a problem without necessarily providing an answer, they tap into that very visceral instinct to solve problems.”

It is clear to me that GPT-3 has some conceptual understanding of PAS, not just a definition as you suggest. Essentially, GPT-3 has the human equivalent of a mental model.