A Great Example of Reputation And Character by George Madiou

I finally found him! The Greatest Networker In The World.

If you’re familiar with the million-copy bestselling novel, The Greatest Networker In The World by John Milton Fogg, you would know every networker that reads this book would love to find out who that person was whom John created that fictional character from.

I finally found out who he is!

As the publisher of TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com, I have met one of the most effective coaches in our industry and we became fast friends. His name is Russ DeVan, and we knew of one another for 30 years but we just meet each other over the last two years and I asked him to start writing for us.

Russ became a big hit with our readers and also started to write a column each month called: Ask Uncle Russ where readers could ask any of the hard questions they faced each day.

It was then that I realized, I’d found “him!”

All these years I’ve asked Fogg who he created that famous character from in the 1990s. I finally had all the clues I needed to identify “The Greatest Networker in the World.”

Russ told me that back in the 90s he was a contributing editor for Fogg and his publication Upline Magazine. He lamented that he wished he could get the original issues where three certain articles of his eight or so had appeared.

My team went to work and we located the three Upline Magazines and the articles Russ had requested, and we republished them in the May, June, and July 2022 issues of The Network Marketing Magazine! Best of all we realized those three articles were the basic outline for The Greatest Networker In The World!

The exciting news is that you too can have access to the greatest coach, mentor, and most effective “networker” in the world. Russ created a program decades ago and taught it to audiences all around the world. He taught it to live groups in a two-day setting for $10,000 with a 100% money-back guarantee and not one person ever asked for their money back!

We now have Great News!

We have asked Russ to bless us with one of the greatest gifts, and HE SAID YES!!!

You can now get this same teaching for only $199! See what some of the Experts and Participants have to say about Russ and his training…


Jordan Adler

Author of Beach Money – #1 Distributor/Income Earner ~ Send Out Cards

“Back in 1995, an article on Russ DeVan was featured in a special edition of SUCCESS Magazine. After reading it, I was so inspired, I decided to contact him. I had been struggling in the Network Marketing profession for over 10 years. Russ invited my business partner and me into his home and offered some simple but profound coaching and direction. With the application of that advice, I went on to build an organization of over 50,000 distributors and earn millions of dollars in Network Marketing. Thanks, Russ, for getting me started on my road to success!”

George Madiou

CEO and Founder of The Networking Marketing Magazine

“As the CEO and Founder of The Network Marketing Magazine for almost 2 decades, we have had almost 400 expert trainers, leaders, coaches, and legends write almost 4,000 articles. If I was to choose one expert in this entire group that I would describe as the best trainer, it would be Russ DeVan. The man who was used as the person depicted in the million-selling best seller “The Greatest Networker in the World”, was Russ DeVan. Russ is the most effective and talented trainer in the entire profession. If it was my responsibility to recommend the one leader to create the most successful team, it would be Russ DeVan! Look no further!”

Tony Little

America’s Personal Trainer™

“Russ, I want to personally thank you for working with me and allowing me to become an integral part of one of the most exciting and unique approaches to multi-level marketing in history. We will be working together to bring about a positive influence on millions of people throughout the world.

John Milton Fogg

Author of The Greatest Networker in the World

“Russ has developed a functional level of mastery in training and coaching people. He has taken the often complex business of this business and made it the simplest, most understandable, yet most profound and duplicatable organization – growing system you’ve ever seen.”

Richard B. Brooke

Bliss Marketing

“Russ DeVan is a standout in an industry that is a blur of purported experts. An exceptional speaker and coach, he inspires audiences to be their best, as well as a dynamic trainer committed to measurable intended results. His own sales organizations have set records and standards for the MLM Industry. Mr. DeVan is the author of state-of-the-art training methodologies and concepts used by thousands of network marketing professionals worldwide. Most importantly, Russ is a trusted confidant and a great friend.”


Melody Lucas CEO of Outstand Your Brand

“When we decided to sign up for Russ DeVan’s Success by Design un-training course, I must admit that it was with a modicum of trepidation as, being totally new to network marketing, both my husband and I felt absolutely overwhelmed in the mire of folklore and opinion.  From the outset, we had been flooded with a plethora of “Just do it my way and you’ll be a six-figure income earner in a month” and “Repeat this script and you’ll have no problem signing people up”, all the while struggling to overcome our own lack of knowledge and potential prospects’ immediate negative reaction to multi-level marketing. And the fact that we seemed to be really bad at it – people making high ranks daily while we battled to sign anyone up!    What an absolute gem Russ is; his unassuming delivery style coupled with incredibly in-depth knowledge of the industry gave us immediate relief and confidence that we hadn’t made the biggest mistake of our lives!  His ‘Success by Design’ just makes sense; his constant reiteration that quality is always preferable to quantity is refreshing in an industry that prizes urgency and immediate growth.  Not that Russ doesn’t believe in urgency; this is always important, however by ensuring that each participant has a complete understanding of the process and fundamentals of their business and what they’re trying to achieve, gives each and every attendee both the assurance and the tools to impart this knowledge to their new team members.  The most beneficial elements of the un-training have to be understanding how to prospect by building relationships not selling. Plus, establishing a project and developing a duplicatable, systematic, and structured approach. These benefits, coupled with the confidence and support that Russ imparts, make this course incredibly valuable and neither my husband nor I would have any hesitation in recommending Success by Design to anyone embarking on an MLM career.”


Lisa Revell, Career Coach

“I came across this life/business behavior-changing course by random chance – if there is such a thing. Scrolling through some posts and Russ DeVan was recommended as a person to learn from in regard to business growth and development. Eight weeks later I am incredibly grateful for the un-training that has helped me to create a project and is leading me to my short and long-term visions for myself and my family. It has helped me to understand the role of a sponsor more in the MLM industry and to stop trying to bring people along on MY journey and rather support them to create their own. The support on the FB group was fantastic, and the weekly calls were priceless. I can certainly recommend this course for ANY business owner in the MLM space and being on the live calls allows for better interaction and understanding. Thank you Russ – You’re a legend.”


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