Heat your pot uncovered over medium-high heat. Allow your pot to get hot, but not scorch or burn.
Once the pan is warmed up, add the oil. Allow the oil to warm for 1-2 minutes.
Add the popcorn kernals and close the lid. Leave the lid slightly ajar on the pot if it does not have a ventilation hole.
Wait for the popcorn to pop. When there is about 3-4 seconds between pops, remove the pot from the heat.
With the lid on, give the pot a good, final shake, then remove the lid.
Salt the popcorn and add any extra seasonings, melted butter, or other flavors, and toss to coat.