Mastering the art of properly lighting a cigar will impress upon people that you can handle anything in life that requires attention to detail.
It isn't as easy as lighting a cigarette but it is a lot more refined and it is a lot more enjoyable in my opinion!
Get a premium cigar, not a cheap throw-away like Swisher Sweets or Black n Mild, here I have a Joya de Nicaragua.
Take your cutter. I have a Xicar Guillotine, because it allows for easy cutting action.
And your flame source. I gave a Alec Bradley tabletop, but you can use matches and even a bic, but I wouldn't advise it, because some say it adds adverse gas flavor to the cigar.
If you do have a bic, you can get inexpensive cedar sticks and use the same as you would a wood match. And can be used in the same way as my torch.
You want to cut as little off the tip as possible. You can gauge it by a couple widths of your finger now maybe one or two should suffice.
Never apply the flame directly to the tobacco like you would a cigarette. You want to lightly toast the foot of the cigar. Allow the radiation of the flame to do the job. Slowly turn in fingers.
Put the cigar to mouth and breath rhythmically while continuing to revolve cigar on fingers. Still not applying direct flame. Make sure the foot is completely red, if not, repeat previous step.
As you can see it has a nice even burn to it , this is the effect that you're looking for
Enjoy. There is nothing finer than a premium cigar to relax after a hard day. Relax my friend, possibly with a couple of your friends!!!