# How to Tie a Tie

Topics: Necktie, Windsor knot, Half-Windsor knot Pages: 3 (1009 words) Published: November 29, 2010
Purpose: To inform my audience on the proper way to tie a necktie.

Introduction: Neckties today are worn for many different occasions whether it’s to better a job, for a formal occasion, or for a date with that special somebody. Today the tie is not only an important piece of attire, but is a tool to capitalize and maximize the latter. According to my audience analysis 9 out of the 14 people in class did not know to tie and tie. 5 out of the 14 knew the three common ways to tie a tie, though they may not have known how to tie a tie, and like me only 4 of the 14 knew how to tie only one of the many ways. Thus, I wanted to further research this topic so I could learn for myself and educate others. I will first demonstrate one of the three most common ways to tie a tie, and then give you background information of each of the three, and finally the origin of the tie and how it came about.

Preview: The three most common knots include: the Windsor knot, the Half- Windsor knot, and the Four-in-Hand knot.

Body:
I. I will demonstrate step by step how to properly tie a Windsor knot. (Visual Aid)

1.) step one: start out with the large end of the necktie on your right side and the small end on your left. The small end of the necktie should extend past your collar about one foot depending on how long you want the tie to be. Cross the large end of the tie over the small end.

2.) step two: bring the large end of the necktie up through the loop of the tie
3.) step three: move the large end of the necktie back down over the loop of the tie and back down your left side.
4.) step four: now take the large end of the necktie and move it underneath the back of the tie. The tag of the necktie should be showing.
5.) step five: take the wide end of the necktie through the top of the loop on the right side of the loop. Once again the tag of the necktie should be showing. 6.) step six: starting with the tip of the large end of the necktie, wrap around the...

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