Founded by two well-known personalities in multilevel marketing, The People’s Network quickly grabbed the attention of many people.
You may, or may not have heard of The People’s Network, but hopefully, after this post, you will be more familiar with this former MLM Company.
In this post, I am going to provide a history of the company and share some cool facts I learned during my research.
The People’s Network History
Back in the mid-1990’s, Jeff Olson and Eric Worre started The People’s Network (TPN). Jeff is a legend in the MLM Industry. He’s currently the founder and leader of Nerium, a leading MLM Company. Eric Worre is the founder of Network Marketing Pro, and the author of Go Pro!
TPN was a first of its kind in network marketing. Selling satellites and services, they also had their own televised program in which they also sold self-help tapes and books.
Here’s some information I found online about the mission and vision statement of the company.
The vision of The People’s Network is to form a global partnership, creating an information passageway that offers knowledge from the greatest minds in the world, in an ongoing supportive environment, bringing awareness, purpose, principals and value to all, while stimulating one’s imagination and recognizing one’s achievements. TPN is more than just a conduit; it is also a movement that gets people involved in the process of personal development. It is this unique and empowering element that has enlisted the enthusiastic support of the top motivators, educators, and personal development specialists in the world. TPN gives to these great minds in a participatory environment that enriches your life beyond your dreams! This venture is heavily financed, supported, and endorsed by these top individuals, corporations, and others. ~ Stason.org
The company was a hit and those who joined were happy to do so just to gain the help that Jeff and Eric offered. The help TPN provided network marketers was immense.
In 1997, Pre-Paid Legal Services purchased TPN, and for the most part, as satellite service began to change, TPN limped along for a short period with their programming of self-help materials, but with Eric and Jeff moving to greener pastures, it fell away.
Some Cool Facts
As I was researching this post, I ran across some cool facts about The People’s Network and the personalities involved with it.
When polls were taken about top MLM Trainers, The People’s Network founder, Eric Worre comes in the top 5 along with Todd Falcone, John Maxwell, Randy Gage, and Tim Sales.
Eric Worre has built organizations that had over 500,000 distributors in 60+ countries.
The People’s Network was the initiator of preaching the use of the 3rd Party principle.
Before The People’s Network, both Jeff Olson and Eric Worre were with Quorum International: an electronics multilevel marketing company.
Pre-Paid Legal which became LegalShield paid 1,000,000 shares of their company’s stock to purchase The People’s Network.
Jeff Olson and The People’s Network preached PDR. PDR stands for Plan, Do, and Review.
Speakers on The People’s Network included MLM stars such as Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jeffrey Gitomer, and more.
The People’s Network was a brilliant idea. That’s why it grew so quickly. The idea of learning personal development, leadership skills, and business skills in the comfort of someone’s own home just makes sense. I believe the growth and popularity of the internet would have eventually closed it down or forced it to change the way it does business. Of course, that’s just my opinion. Now we have YouTube for free. You can access any trainer or speaker and watch their videos free of charge.
What are your thoughts on The People’s Network, Jeff Olson, or Eric Worre? Were you involved back in the 90’s with this company? Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.