Meta-Prompting Concept: Asking Chat-GPT for the best prompt for your desired completion, then to revise it before using it

Has anyone employed this approach? I’ve found it helpful when crafting prompts, to literally ask Chat-GPT to help create the prompt for a given goal that I will describe to it while asking what could be the most effective prompt for such an outcome.

Asking AI to design the best prompt for you to use with AI to achieve your desired AI behavior, and then asking it to further improve it, before using that very same prompt with AI, is what I describe as “meta-prompting."

Here is an example of the approach using GPT-4:

P.S. I wrote a quick 80-page ebook about available for Kindle in case it can be of value to the community:


You are making the assumption that ChatGPT is a good prompt engineer. It’s not. Your prompt improvement does provide additional detail and context but you are missing several key elements of a great prompt. Why did you rush to publish a book on this I’m not sure, but congrats on selling some copies.

Never seen someone start a prompt with “Dear ChatGPT” before…

If you want to see this technique performed expertly and trained on prompt engineering techniques that are proven, you can do a free trial of my AI tools at SmartGPT.

@MarkFulton Thanks for chiming in here with some thoughtful feedback!

I think you might be underestimating Chat-GPT’s emergent ability as a prompt engineer.

I would suggest you try this technique yourself, although I realize that if someone is already an expert prompt engineer perhaps this approach isn’t as advanced as other methods that might exist, including few shot techniques referenced in research papers.
But to answer your question, compare to how most people use Chat-GPT, I am confident that Meta-prompts can greatly improve AI outcomes, and I wanted to share that knowledge with others.

Regarding the “Dear ChatGPT” part, you can totally ignore that, it’s like the word “the” in a Google search that gets ignored (and was actually the first time I ever saw it included in that example with the Mona Lisa prompt).


I’ve found that prompting abstract really helps. But not in the sense of asking for a prompt.
Tried alot and was never pleased but I disagree with not releasing premature books. It still is a good thing for beginners and gives people ideas.


I’ve deleted the mentions of the ebook, so why is this post being flagged as spam?

As a moderator I did roll back the first post so that the link and image are restored.

For those reading this, there have been a few flags raised with this topic so if it seems the public is missing something between the lines they are.

Hopefully this topic is copacetic at this point. :slightly_smiling_face:

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