To respond in conversation means that you cannot be caught up in what the person is saying. Stay alert. Generate related observations to share to maintain life in the conversation. Ask God to help you see what is important in the conversation and to guide it accordingly.
Lord, by your grace, grant us awareness of the framework necessary to respond as you would have us respond in conversation. Give us the grace to lead conversations in the direction you would have them go at work, in our families, at school, or on playgrounds. Give us the grace to offer critiques that empower and build up the critiqued always acknowledging the intrinsic value of person or persons with whom we converse.