Purchasing Truth

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Truth in Politics. Is it even possible to discuss truth in a safe way in a polarized United States? It is hard to imagine a safe conversation with your friends, co-workers, and family discussing the nation’s biggest issues. What it would be like to listen to and watch political discussions without the current reactivity, meltdown, or withdrawal?  By listening in on the Purchasing Truth podcast with host Bill Stierle and moderator Tom, you will experience a discussion on why the restoration of the conversation about truth with perspective leads to a productive conversation in a partisan nation.  This podcast will address the use of language by our leaders and in the news that has been dividing us, distracting us, splitting us, and keeping us from the unity we desire.

Episode Blogs

PT 28 | The Authentic Leader
  How does a leader speak? What are the primary qualities of a great leader? In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom talk about the authentic leader, their primary qualities, and how he or she uses words and phrases that make a difference in the energy of the listener. They also dive into the types of leaders there are and the current leaders of today that point to these types. Tune in to learn about
PT 27 | The Power Of Narrative
  Body and oral language are sometimes what separates good leaders from great leaders, and great from excellent. Being able to tell a narrative that will make people join your cause and beliefs are needed in today’s world. This episode covers the importance of being able to communicate effectively. It encompasses how young people react, absorb, and process the language that they hear. Bill Stierle and Tom define what an adult language should be and
PT 26 | Focusing On Needs
  In this day and age of technological advancement, there is an increasing awareness of how we perceive and how we are perceived by our actions. Communication should be focused more on a need to fulfill and less on the emotional reactions caused by the need. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom take the argument between Joe Biden and Cory Booker as an example, showing the need to be careful with the language that
PT 6 | Black And White Thinking
  For the common thinking, it’s easy to understand what black and white thinking is. However, what does black and white thinking really mean that we’re not seeing? In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom present some very interesting facts about the truth and black and white thinking using the whole climate change debate and an article about electric cars and fuel cars that Tom read as examples to explain more about the black and
PT 25 | Truth Context
  There is a huge problem with how our leaders are delivering their messages to the public. This episode is going to be a discussion on truth context versus subtext which is directly related to tweets and statements by the President regarding four congresswomen in the United States. Bill Stierle and Tom unpack each of the statements and share their views. They also talk about how language works, how to listen better, and how to
PT 24 | Labels And Diagnoses
  How do labels and diagnoses affect voters? Based on how President Donald Trump is delivering his messages, it can steer people’s belief in the shortest time possible. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom talk about the dangers of labels and diagnoses. They talk about how these things affect arguments and stir up emotions that manifest in our actions. They point out how people’s self-worth is attached to Trump as an example. Join Bill
PT 23 | Civil Discourse
  Everyone has the freedom to hold on to their own truths and beliefs, but how they react when meeting others with contradicting ideas defines the difference between being accepting or judgmental. In this segment, host Bill Stierle and co-host Tom dive deep on the challenge of having a civil discourse with others about sensitive subjects, political or otherwise. They discuss the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of closing conflicts as opposed to speaking in the language
PT 22 | Making Impact In Debate
  Leaders on stage often do not understand their languaging styles and hijack their own speeches. In this episode, Bill Stierle and Tom share their thoughts on the recent debate among the Democrats. Believing that the four horsemen are being used by the current administration to keep us polarized and to keep us opposing each other and not working together, they review the four horsemen of communication apocalypse and where the candidates are probably trapped.