If you hit the button above it will take you to a page on a website called Pinterest.
This particular page will show you great ideas for you to ask your subject to sit the way you want them to sit. (Or stand!)
It takes a bit of practice but people often like direction when they're having their picture taken. With a little bit of forethought, and having a conversation with the person, or persons, you're snapping, you can turn a snap shot into a work of art.
Go and visit the page and see what you think.