It's a challenge for children who have so many ideas rushing around their minds to know how and when to break into a conversation in a way that is not disruptive. They can become anxious about butting in, or conversely, disruptive to the conversation by contributing at an awkward or inappropriate time. But there is one trick for becoming a great conversationalist. Ready for this?
That's it. Create a habit of intensely active listening, and it will dramatically improve you ability to be an active contributor in a meaningful way to the conversations you are part of. Instead of looking for gaps in talking (or speaking over someone else), listening makes the social signals clearer, and exposes natural lulls in the conversation that become opportunities to share thoughts.
Active Listening is a communication technique that involves paying attention to the person speaking, demonstrating your attentiveness through affirmative body language, and providing feedback. Try it and watch the magic happen!