He promised to be controversial and he delivered on that promise! Uncomfortable as it might have been to watch Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, he undoubtedly knew what he was doing, but should the rest of us mere mortals follow his lead?
There is actually a really important lesson here for the average speaker learning the ropes. Jim Harvey explains all in his article published earlier this month in Presentation Guru. You can read it here: The Ricky Gervais Lesson – If You’re Going to Offend, Do It on Purpose.