How to write a compelling nomination

To ensure your nomination stands out amongst all of the other nominees submitted by the single, global BRM community, always include clear and detailed examples of what makes your nominee so exceptional. Tell a compelling story about why this person should be recognized.

  • What are they doing in their BRM role?
  • How are they impacting the community?
  • How are they driving value within their organization? 

“Show, don’t tell.”

Don’t just say they are outstanding – prove it!

Use specific and concrete examples to illustrate how your nominee meets each of the eligibility and award criteria. Provide examples of how your nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and is a deserving candidate for the honor.

Using the STAR Method helps:


Set the stage


Describe the nominee’s responsibility in the situation


Explain the steps they took to address the situation


Share the outcomes (with measurable information where possible)

Describe the difference they made.

  • What was the situation before and after the achievement you’re highlighting?
  • What knowledge did the nominee demonstrate?
  • What made their efforts/achievements outstanding or noteworthy?
  • What makes this nominee different from others taking similar paths or making similar efforts?

Keep it simple.

Keep your explanations clear and to the point while ensuring there is enough information for the BRM Recognition Committee selection panel to make their decision.

Find the right words!

Strong nominations often include persuasive words. Consider the following (remember to use these words when applicable):

  • determination
  • empathetic
  • resourceful
  • trusted
  • humble
  • innovation
  • driving value through (example)
  • mentor and role model
  • visionary
  • generous
  • impact
  • performance
  • making a difference
  • commitment
  • passionate
  • overcoming obstacles/challenges

Ready to nominate?

And that’s it! Put together your list outstanding professionals and nominate! Want to self-nominate? It’s the same simple process.

  1. Navigate to the Global Excellence Awards page.
  2. Fill out the form, this will take approximately 6 minutes.
  3. Submit your entry!

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