So when I do present, how should it be presented?
Looking at them now they do feel them lacking alot. Would one have a paragragh alongside?
Say something funny when you take their photo, ask them a question, make them think and then snap it while they're thinking or smiling. Posed photos can be a little lacking in character and emotion, so try to bring some element of spontaneity back into it. You want to have some kind of emotional connection with the subject when you shoot it, so that the viewer can then form that connection with the photo too.
And be mindful of your backgrounds too.
I got a really great piece of advice when I started taking portraits and that was to find your location first, with nice lighting and something interesting going on in the background (even if it's just a colourful background that will look nice when blurred out), and then wait for a suitable subject to wander into that zone, rather than seeking out a subject and then taking their photo where they're standing.
I'm no expert though and I'm still trying to put all of this into practice myself.