Today’s digital business environment is global, fast paced, and highly competitive, and you will likely be tasked with communicating across various platforms and with a variety of different cultures. As a business professional, it is important that you are able to effectively communicate cross-culturally in a professional manner. In this task you will demonstrate your knowledge of communicating as a business professional. CULTURAL SENSITIVITY NOT EVIDENT An essay is not provided. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The essay provides an unclear, illogical, or unconvincing explanation of the importance of cultural sensitivity when interacting with international clients. COMPETENT The essay provides a clear, logical, and convincing explanation of the importance of cultural sensitivity when interacting with international clients. B:SOURCES NOT EVIDENT The submission does not include both in-text citations and a reference list for sources that are quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. APPROACHING COMPETENCE The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and a reference list; however, the citations or reference list is incomplete or inaccurate. COMPETENT The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are properly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and a reference list that accurately identifies the author, date, title, and source location as available. C:PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION NOT EVIDENT Content is unstructured, is disjointed, or contains pervasive errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar. Vocabulary or tone is unprofessional or distracts from the topic. APPROACHING COMPETENCE Content is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective. COMPETENT Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.