Be attentive to what people say. Respond, without interruption. You always have time. You own the time in which you live. You grant it to others without obligation. That is the gift of being gracious. The return — the payback, if you will — is the reputation you will quickly earn, the curiosity of others, the sense that people want to be in the room with you.
“I pray my child will have great manners and a gracious spirit. Help him/her develop a great reputation in order to influence people for your glory. In Jesus name, Amen.”