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Before putting on a tallit, it is customary to hold it in front of you, kiss both ends of the neckband (atarah), then recite a blessing.
Ba-rukh A-ta A-don-ai El-o-hey-nu Mel-ekh Ha-o-lam a-sher kid'sha-nu b'mitz-vo-tav vitz-i-va-nu l'heet-a-taf ba-tzi-tzit.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and commanded us to wrap oneself in fringes [on the tallit].
Practice on your own with the audio:
And download our Tallit Blessings (pdf), with the English, Hebrew and transliteration for the blessings.