Learn with the Howlett Family, this RYA Video shows how to tie the one knot needed at stage 1.
One of my young sailors remembers this as follows:
Make a man (i.e. a head), strangle him, then poke him in the eye.
Here is a video by Gordon Perry, author of the book RYA Knots, Splices and Ropework Handbook. A bit of a shame we don't see the other uses he mentions.