How to use Summary Focus When Generating Your Summaries with Genie

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This brief guide will provide instructions on how to use the Summary Focus when generating your summaries with Genie. In today's data-driven landscape, extracting meaningful insights from vast amounts of text has become paramount. When reviewing meeting transcripts, a focused summary can be invaluable. This is where the concept of a 'Summary Focus' comes in when utilizing the Genie summary tool.

Introducing the Summary Focus Feature

The Summary Focus serves as a guiding beacon for Genie. It incorporates pivotal details about the project, thus instructing Genie on what to prioritize when making transcripts into summaries.

Picture a lengthy transcript from a focus group discussing a new product. If you're mainly interested in the challenges and recommendations, specifying this in the Summary Focus will ensure your summary is tailored to that theme.

For the best outcomes, frame your Summary Focus to finish the statement: “My summary should focus on ...”

Examples for Clarity

To give you a clearer understanding, let's delve into some practical scenarios:

  • Food Delivery App Study: “My summary should focus on opinions and preferences for food delivery apps.”
  • Ad Campaign Analysis for XYZ Brand: “My summary should focus on reactions to different messages in the ad campaign.”
  • Product Feedback for ABC Brand: “My summary should focus on challenges encountered with the product and recommendations for enhancing the user experience.”

Best Practices for Summary Focus

  1. Brevity is Key: It might be tempting to list out everything, but it's vital to keep your focus concise. This clarity ensures that Genie remains on point.

  2. Inclusivity: Your focus can touch upon several elements. You might, for example, want your summary to consider both preferences and challenges.

  3. Steer Clear of Segment Overload: It's best not to include segment information unless it's a significant part of your transcript.

By clearly communicating what's crucial in a transcript, you can now harness Genie's power more effectively, obtaining summaries that resonate with your specific goals.

For detailed guidance on activating and utilizing Genie for your projects, refer to the article: Create Summaries for Your Sessions with Genie Summary

How to use Summary Focus When Generating Your Summaries with Genie

You can start by navigating to your overview page, then access the Insights tab, and click on the "Summary" tab.

Once on the summary page, you will be asked to input the "Summary Focus". The summary focus should include details about your project. To optimize results, frame your Summary Focus to complete the statement: “My summary should focus on ... ”

Note: This instructs Genie on what to prioritize when making the summary. You can click here if you'd like to know more about how to use the summary focus.

You can click on the Save button, after typing in the summary focus: 

On the right side of the screen, you will find a list of all your sessions. You can select which session or sessions to generate the summary for, and press the Summarize Transcripts button as shown in the image below: 

Genie will take a short moment to Generate your summary:

Once you get your summary, you will have the following elements: 

  1. The ability to rename the summary.
  2. The ability to download the summary.
  3. An overview of a short conversational summary containing a concise overview of the interviews.
  4. A highlight of the key themes and quotes from the sessions.
  5. The ability to rate the quality of your summary.

How to Edit the Summary Focus

You can input a different summary focus by using the 'Edit' button located next to your Summary Focus in the top right corner of your page.

Once you click the button, the Summary Focus input box will become editable. Here, you can adjust, refine, or completely change your focus as per your project's needs. Type in the new summary focus and hit the 'save' button

You can then select the sessions you want to re-summarize and click 'Summarize Transcripts'. Genie will process the transcripts with the updated focus and present you with a new summary.


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